Jeff Koons

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From the very beginning, Jeff Koons’ popular, influential, celebrated and controversial oeuvre has questioned the traditional concept of art. His contextual sleight-of-hand, which transforms banal items into sumptuous icons, takes on a psychological dimension through dramatic shifts in scale, spectacularly engineered surfaces, and subliminal allegories of animals, humans, and anthropomorphized objects. While his approach is unconceivable without Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol as precursors, the subject of art history is a constant undercurrent in his work, whether Koons elevates kitsch to the level of classical art or produces works  in the manner of Baroque sculptures.

"As Arthur Danto once aptly said: "Everyone likes Koons' art, Koons himself might say, unless they have been taught not to." In this sense, Koons' primary motivation is direct and clear communication with as many people as possible, which is why he focuses on universally understandable themes that he showcases artistically by means of contextual changes, dimensional shifts, and a high degree of perfection in the execution. [...] Koons, the imperturbable optimist, aims at the expression of happiness, self-assurance, and emotional abandon."

Anette Hüsch, A sensory overload on spin cycle: The sensual universe of Jeff Koons in Jeff Koons, Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2009

Image: Metallic Venus, 2010-2012, mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating and live flowering plants, 254 x 132,1 x 101,6 cm

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REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

Jeff Koons - Galerie Max Hetzler

Jeff Koons

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2009
Texts by Anette Hüsch and Gudrun Inboden

€ 45,-

Hospital - Galerie Max Hetzler

Hospital

Darren Almond, Liam Gillick, Richard Hamilton, Jeff Koons, Sarah Morris

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 1998
With a text by Sarah Morris (english)

€ 20,-

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1992
Texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann and Jerry Saltz
(german and english)

Out of print

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1990 

€ 20,-

Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Axel Hütte, Jon Kessler, Hubert Kiecol, Jeff Koons, Meuser, Heimo Zobernig - Galerie Max Hetzler

Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Axel Hütte, Jon Kessler, Hubert Kiecol, Jeff Koons, Meuser, Heimo Zobernig

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1986

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