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Introduction
Jeffrey L. Koons (; born January 21, 1955) is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture and his sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals – produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist: $58.4 million for Balloon Dog (Orange) in 2013 and $91.1 million for Rabbit in 2019.Critics are sharply divided in their views of Koons. Some view his work as pioneering and of major art-historical importance. Others dismiss his work as kitsch, crass, and based on cynical self-merchandising. Koons has stated that there are not hidden meanings and critiques in his works.
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Introduction
Koon's obsession with kitsch, banality, and consumer goods have resulted in sculptures of cartoon animals, perverse images of the artist and his wife, and sterile pairings of appliances and fluorescent lighting.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Name
Jeff Koons
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500118778
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