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Koons, Jeff free

Koons, Jeff free

Born York, Penn 21 Jan. 1955; s of Henry and Gloria Koons; one d; m 1991, Ilona Staller (marr. diss. 1994); one s; m 1995, Justine Wheeler; four s



Sch. of Art, Inst. of Chicago; Maryland Inst. Coll. of Art, Baltimore (BFA 1976)


Wall St commodities broker, 1980; estabd studio to produce his work, 1980s; solo exhibitions include: New Mus. of Contemporary Art, NY, 1980; Equilibrium, NY and Chicago, 1985; Luxury and Degradation, NY and Daniel Weinberg Gall., LA, 1986; Banality, Chicago, Cologne and Sonnabend Gall., NY, 1988; Made in Heaven, Cologne and Sonnabend Gall., NY, 1991; Easyfun, Sonnabend Gall., NY, 1999; Puppy, Rockefeller Center, NY, 2000; Easyfun-Ethereal, Fruitmarket Gall., Edinburgh, 2001, Guggenheim Mus., NY and Sao Paulo Biennial, 2002; Popeye, Sonnabend Gall., NY, 2003; (retrospective) Astrup Fearnley MOMA, Oslo and Helsinki City Art Mus., 2004–05; Diamond, V&A Mus., 2006; Cracked Egg, 2006, Hulk Elvis, 2007, Gagosian Gall., London; Metropolitan Mus. of Art, NY, 2008; (retrospective) Château de Versailles, 2008; Gagosian Gall., LA, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2017; Popeye Series, Serpentine Gall., London, 2009; Nat. Galls Scotland, 2011; Brighton Mus. and Art Gall., 2013; Gagosian Gall., NY, 2013; Gagosian Gall., HK, 2014–15; Pompidou Centre, Paris (retrospective), 2015; Ashmolean Mus., Oxford, 2019; Mucem, Marseille, 2020; Tel Aviv Mus. of Art, 2020–21; Galleria d’Italia, Milan, 2021; group exhibitions include: Whitney Mus., NY, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990; ICA, Boston, 1988; Sonnabend Gall., NY, 1886; Saatchi Collection, London, 1987; Centre Georges Pompidou, 1987; MOMA, NY, 1990, 2001; Venice Biennale, 1990; Biennial, Sydney, 1990; Royal Acad., 1993, 2000, 2011; Hayward Gall., London, 1992; Mus. Contemp. Art, Sydney, 1995; Serpentine Gall. and V&A Mus., London, 2001; Guggenheim, Bilbao, 2007; Tate Gall., 2009–10; work in collections includes: MOMA, Whitney Mus. of American Art, Guggenheim Mus., NY; National Gall. and Hirshhorn Mus., Washington; MOMA, San Francisco; Tate Gall., London; Tokyo Metropolitan Mus.; public works include: Balloon Flower (Blue), Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 1992; Puppy, 1992, Bad Arolsen, Germany, re-erected Mus. of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1995, subseq. at Guggenheim Mus., Bilbao, 1997; Split-Rocker, Avignon, 2000; Balloon Flower (Red), 7 World Trade Center, NYC, 2006. Dir, Internat. Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2002–. Fellow, Amer. Acad. Arts and Scis, 2005. Hon. RA 2010. Officier, Légion d’Honneur (France), 2007 (Chevalier, 2001)


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