Girl with Dolphin and Monkey // Jeff Koons // 2009 // Oil on canvas
Lingerie – check. High heels – check. Inflatable dolphin – check. Inflatable monkey – check. Wait, that doesn’t seem right. How do objects such as lingerie and high heels fit in with inflatable animals? Well Jeff Koons makes them fit together. Girl with Dolphin and Monkey is part of Koon’s erotic series Made in Heaven. Here a girl straddles an inflatable dolphin while leaning in to kiss a monkey. Sexy?
Play-Doh // Jeff Koons // 1994-2014 // Polychromed aluminum
What’s on now at Newport Street Gallery? Why it’s JEFF KOONS NOW. In this exhibition Damien Hirst displays his private collection of Jeff Koons works which range from his inflatable series, to his equilibrium series to his banality series. See Jeff Koons through Damien Hirst’s eyes as this exhibition provides a unique glimpse of this famed contemporary artist.
Balloon Monkey (Blue) // Jeff Koons // 2006-2013 // Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
Seal Walrus (Chairs) // Jeff Koons // 2003-2009 // Polychromed aluminum, resin
Italian Woman // Jeff Koons // 1986 // Stainless steel
Detail of Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skulls and Fountains // Takashi Murakami // 2011 // Acrylic on canvas stretched on wooden panel
The first time I went to The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, I was mesmerized by the building’s architecture, the natural lighting of the works and the viewable vault. Today was my second trip to The Broad and I found myself even more impressed. The Broad’s collection is impressive, showcasing works from artists such as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker. This museum is worth the trip downtown. However, be sure to get your tickets online before you go to avoid the long queue!
Michael Jackson and Bubbles // Jeff Koons // 1988 // Porcelain
Fountain (Buddha) // Sherrie Levine // 1996 // Cast bronze
African’t // Kara Walker // 1996 // Cut paper on wall
Untitled (New York City) // Cy Twombly // 1953 // Oil-based house paint & wax crayon on canvas
Green Angle // Ellsworth Kelly // 1970 // Oil on canvas
BMW // Jeff Koons // 2010
Who says you can’t have car art? Certainly not BMW. The renowned car company BMW launched the BMW Car Art Project, inviting artists to use the car body as their canvas. Artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney have all participated in the Car Art Project. The seventeenth artist in the series is Jeff Koons. His bold stripes are sure to create a flash of color as this race car zooms by.
Check out all of cars created for the BMW Car Art Project! http://www.bmwartcarcollection.com/category/bmw-art-cars/
It’s time to celebrate. What better way to celebrate than with twinkies! After receiving a box of twinkies in a care package, my friends and I decided to create one of Jeff Koons’ pieces from his Celebration series. We attempted to replicate his famous Balloon Dog only instead of metallic stainless steel we managed with twinkies. Using skewers to hold the twinkies together, it turned out to be much more challenging than we expected. But with patience, laughs and lots of twinkies, our twinkie dog finally stood up! It looks similar, right? Best of all its edible.
Jeff Koons / Balloon Dog // Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
Violet-Ice (Kama Sutra)
Colored murano glass
33 x 69 x 42
The self portrait is not a new subject in art. Dating back to times as early as ancient Egypt, people had an interest in preserving an image of themselves. Contemporary artist Jeff Koons decided to expand on the concept of the self portrait, taking this genre to the highest level. In his series titled Made in Heaven, Koons creates self portraits in a variety of media ranging from lithographs to glass to marble. While most people stereotypically think of self portraits as a painting of a person’s face or images of someone with their favorite objects, Koons’ work is a little different. In this series Koons’ self portraits depict him and his former wife, Italian porn star Ilona, having sex. With a variety of sexual positions shown, Koons questions the status of art. Are these portraits pornographic or do they serve to challenge society’s sexual stigmas? Has Jeff Koons gone too far or not far enough? You tell me.