Jeffrey Koons, an American visual artist and sculptor of neo-pop kitsch style, is known for his famous and incredible works. He arrived in the art world in the 1970s.
Who is Jeff Koons?
Jeffrey Koons was born in Pennsylvania. After studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art, he moved to New York to become a museum subscription desk clerk. Forced to sell investment funds to make a living, his first work, The New, brought him to the attention of the art world. But he remained in a difficult financial situation that forced him to return to his parents’ home. His return to New York revealed him in the mid-1980s. At that time, he created a studio with more than thirty assistants who produced his ideas. Today, thanks to Jeff Koons’ gigantic works, his studio has more than one hundred assistants.
His works in general
His works seem to be quite simple on the surface, but they all require great care. He uses many artistic techniques at once, such as sculpture, painting, photography and of course installation. The gigantic works of Jeff Koons, that is to say the most famous ones, are recognized by the greatest collectors of the world. He is one of the few artists to have been able to release pop art, i.e., the essence of the avant-garde trends. His cultivated works of kitsch are very popular with billionaires, and he became the favourite artist of many American financiers. The images in his creations are cold and kitschy, but they are all made from noble materials such as marble or porcelain.
His most famous works
Jeffrey Koons has created gigantic works that have allowed him to advance further in the art world. Among his gigantic works is the famous Inflatable Rabbits. Made in 1986, this large silver rabbit was inspired from an inflatable one. The famous Balloon Dog is another masterpiece, made between 1994 and 2000. This work represents a dog sculpted from a balloon, but some of its versions are made from stainless steel. Not to mention his creation Tulips, which was released in 1995. It is a bouquet of seven stainless steel tulips, two of which are in the air and the other five resting on the ground. These productions are considered among the most extraordinary works of the twentieth century.