Jeffrey Lynn Koons is an American artist whose work often deals with pop culture. His work often includes sculptures of everyday objects, such as balloon animals in stainless steel, and mirrored surfaces. He lives and works in New York, Pennsylvania. His work is exhibited internationally.
Jeff Koons is bringing his latest public art installation to Rockefeller Center in New York City. The installation will be a seated ballerina wrapped in a reflective surface, mirroring the city’s skyline. The installation will engage viewers as they walk up to the sculpture and is intended to raise awareness of missing children. It will be on view until June 2nd.
The work is based on a small 18-inch wood figure, and a 7-foot stainless steel sculpture. The ballerina is a replica of a Russian porcelain figurine from the early 20th century. She is said to represent the goddess of love and fertility, Venus.
One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank
Jeff Koons’ One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank is a sculpture by the artist. The sculpture is made of glass, steel, and distilled water, and features a basketball suspended in its center. As the water varies in temperature, the ball can move off-center, sink, or float in the tank. It’s a piece of art that has mystical implications, but it’s also a functional work, displaying the kinetic nature of art.
Koons was influenced by Paleolithic Venus statues and used their reflective properties to create the sculpture. He developed the concept with the fabrication company Arnold. The artist initially modeled the stone Venus using a single balloon, and then worked with a balloon designer to come up with an original model. Koons wanted to create a permanent equilibrium in the water, so he experimented with immiscible additives that would allow the sculpture to be layered.
A new sculpture by Jeff Koons evokes the iconic Hulk from Marvel comics and the film franchise. The polychromed bronze Hulk (Organ) is made to look like a musical instrument, but isn’t an exact replica of the iconic Hollywood character. Instead, Koons depicted the Hulk in an entirely new light. His new work incorporates elements of the Hulk’s musical instrument repertoire, including a keyboard, pedalboard, and pipes.
Known for his innovative use of source data and cutting-edge technologies, Jeff Koons’ art has a distinctive style. His works have a strong, heroic quality, despite their figurative appearance. The Hulk (Organ) series, for example, combines the virility of the pop-star with the anti-hero characteristics of the cartoon. In addition, Koons’ compositions suggest a sexual union between two seemingly opposing worlds. His canvases also suggest a sense of permanence and power.
Luxury and Degradation series
The Jeff Koons Luxury and Degradation Series is a series of sculptures that explore the concept of consumer decadence. Koons uses stainless steel as his primary medium, which he believes mimics the material security of luxury goods. The works are also rich in pop-cultural references and contain a strong sexual undertone.
Koons’s first solo show of this series was at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles in 1985. The series is comprised of two-dimensional advertisements, as well as three-dimensional casts of collectible objects. Some of the pieces in this series include the Jim Beam – J.B. Turner Train, the Travel Bar, and the Jim Beam – J.B. Turner Engine. The original models were made of plastic, but Koons converted them to metal.
Bouquet of Tulips
The Bouquet of Tulips is a large metal sculpture by Jeff Koons. It is located outside the Petit Palais museum in Paris. It is Koons’s first commemorative work and largest sculpture to date. It was first announced in 2016 and unveiled in October 2019.
The Bouquet of Tulips stands at 12 metres high and features 11 tulips. It was made in memory of the victims of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. It is made of bronze, stainless steel and aluminium and weighs 33 tons. It is one of the most famous artworks in the world and is one of the most popular attractions in Paris.
Made in Heaven series
The Made in Heaven series is a body of work by American artist Jeff Koons. The series features images of children who were born in heaven. The series was very popular and became famous as a result. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Koons had given his blessing to include two of the pieces in a group show at the Tate Modern in London. A few other pieces were shown as part of the Luxembourg & Dayan exhibition, and can be seen here.
The series was created after Koons visited Italy multiple times in 1989. Koons photographed the village of Cicciolina, which served as inspiration for his Made in Heaven series. Hayden’s lawyers claimed that three of the photos were infringing and sought to have them removed. A large billboard in downtown New York featured one of the images, as did a polychrome wood sculpture.
Jeff Koons’ Antiquity series combines art history with collage techniques. The second room contains three massive steel statues that are reminiscent of oil paintings from the early twentieth century. The first two are oversized figures of ballet dancers, while the third resembles the Venus of Willendorf. Together, the pieces form a loose thematic unity.
The Antiquity series of sculptures is one of the artist’s most sustained engagements with Classical art. The three-part Antiquity series, Metallic Venus (2012), and Balloon Venus (2012) are on view at the Schirn Kunsthalle until September 23.