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Jeff Koons

Art | January 13, 2019 |

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Jeff Koons
Ashmolean Museum – University of Oxford
February 7 – June 9, 2019

A major exhibition of the work of Jeff Koons (b. 1955) opens at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on 7 February. Curated by Koons himself together with guest curator Norman Rosenthal, the show features seventeen important works, fourteen of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. They span the artist’s entire career and his most well-known series including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. Jeff Koons has been called the world’s most famous, controversial and subversive living artist, and in 2019 he’s coming to the world’s oldest public museum.

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

This major exhibition offers an exciting journey through a career that has pushed at the boundaries of contemporary art. From the moment he burst onto the scene with floating basket balls and ready-made objects to his recent re-working of classical statues and Old Master paintings, Jeff Koons has, at turns, delighted, shocked and intrigued his viewers. Curated with Koons himself, the show features 17 major works, from the 1980s to today, 14 of which have never been to the UK before.

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

They include some of his most well-known series such as Equilibrium, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball paintings and sculptures. In the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum, where the collections range from prehistory to the present, Jeff Koons’s work will be ‘in conversation’ with the history of art and ideas which has been his focus over the past four decades.

more. www.ashmolean.org

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Jeff KoonsImage courtesy of Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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