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Jeff Koons
B. 1955
WISHING WELL
gilded wood and mirror
87 x 56 x 6 in. 221 x 142.2 x 17.8 cm.
Executed in 1988, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.
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Provenance

Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist in 1995

Exhibited

Cologne, Galerie Max Hetzler, Banality, November 1988 (edition number unknown)
New York, Sonnabend Gallery, Banality, November - December 1988 (edition number unknown)
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Denmark, Aarhus Kunstmuseum; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, November 1992 - April 1993, p. 7, illustrated in color (Amsterdam), p. 43, illustrated in color (Aarhus) and cat. no. 43, p. 58, illustrated in color (Stuttgart) (edition number unknown)
London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, Jeff Koons: A Survey 1981 - 1994, June - July 1994 (edition number unknown)
London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Belladona, January - April 1997 (edition number unknown)

Literature

Rene Block, "The Readymade Boomerang," Art is Easy, April 7, 1990, pp. 18-19 and pp. 422-423, illustrated (edition number unknown)
Anthony d'Offay, ed., The Jeff Koons Handbook, New York, 1992, p. 160 (listed)
Exh. Cat., San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and travelling), Jeff Koons, 1992, cat. no. 49, pl. no. 41, illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Angelika Muthesius (ed.), Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, pl.16, p. 113, illustrated in color and p. 121, illustrated in color (in Galerie Max Hetzler exhibition, 1988)
Exh. Cat., Paris, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Jeff Koons, September - November 1997, n.p., illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Exh. Cat., Athens, DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons: A Millennium Celebration - Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection 1979 - 1999, 2000, p. 7, illustrated in color (another example)
Jeffrey Deitch, ed., Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, 2004, p. 211, illustrated in color and p. 425, illustrated in color (another example) 
"Sales Preview," Art + Auction, November 2005, p. 212, illustrated in color (edition 1/3)
Hans Werner Holzwarth ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2007, p. 300, illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Leslie Camhi, "The Seer - Ileana Sonnabend," New York Times Style Magazine, December 2, 2007, p. 209 illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Robert Pincus-Witten, "Passages: The Eyes Had It," ArtForum, January 2008, p. 70, illustrated in color (1988 Sonnabend exhibition shot) (edition number unknown)

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