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Book measures: 12.25 x 12.25 x 1.25 in
Paper measures: 11.75 x 12 in

For offer here are two hand signed original drawings – one of a sailboat and one of a flower – done with silver sharpie marker by pioneering art world super star Jeff Koons. Each of these drawings is unique and held within a page of two copies respectively of the hardback monograph "JEFF KOONS: HULK ELVIS" published by Gagosian Gallery. These lavishly illustrated books themselves have become collector’s items. Each drawing and each book is in excellent condition.

Jeff Koons is among the most controversial artists to have emerged in the past 20 years, spawning a new generation of Neo-Dada artists, such as Damien Hirst. Like Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, Koons is concerned with the transformation of everyday objects into art. His work merges high culture and kitsch into banal works of balloon animals, topiary terriers, and pop icons. Koons insists that there are no hidden meanings in his art, feeling it causes too much critical contemplation. Instead, he wishes his work to be perceived for its initial reaction instilled within the viewer. Over the course of his career, Koons has received numerous awards including the John Singleton Copley Award (2010), the Wollaston Award from the Royal Academy of London (2008), and the Artistic Achievement Award from Americans for the Arts (2006), among others.

Select Public Collections:
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art (Amsterdam, NL)

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Provenance:
  • Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2009
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.75 x 12 in. (29.84 x 30.48 cm.)
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