Lot 5
  • 5

Jeff Koons

2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD
2,154,500 USD
bidding is closed


  • Jeff Koons
  • Wishing Well
  • gilded wood and mirror


Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist in 1995


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)


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)