Jeff Koons
LOT SOLD. 722,500 USD
Jeff Koons
LOT SOLD. 722,500 USD

Details & Cataloguing

Jeff Koons
B. 1955
stainless steel
23 by 14 1/2 by 14 1/2 in. 58.4 by 36.8 by 36.8 cm.

Executed in 1986, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3, plus 1 artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne
Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in September 1987)
Sotheby's, London, October 17, 2008, lot 22
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Münich, Kunstverein, New York in View, 1988
Münich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung; Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum, Denkbilder, 1991
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Jeff Koons, December 1992 – October 1993, cat. no. 39, pl. no. 33, illustrated in color (edition 2/3 exhibited)
Kunsthaus Zürich, Signs and Wonders, March - June 1995, p. 128, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Karlsruhe, Museum für Neue Kunst im ZKM, Dauerleihgabe (Extended Loan 1999 - 2005: another example exhibited)
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons, May - September 2008, p. 27, illustrated in color (exhibition view MCA, Chicago, 1988) and p. 55, illustrated in color (edition 2/3 exhibited)


Giancarlo Politi, "Interview," Flash Art, February - March 1987, p. 74, illustrated
Miriam Horn, "The Avant-Garde," U.S. News and World Report, May 1987, pp. 68-69, illustrated
Norbert Messler, "Paul Maenz," Galeries Magazine, December 1987, pp. 102-109, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie International, 1988, p. 91, illustrated in color
Veit Loers, "Interview with Jeff Koons," Schalf der Vernuft, February 1988, pp. 111-115, illustrated
Felix Zdenek, "Jeff Koons," New York in View, February 1988, n.p., illustrated
Anon., "Schamlos Schon," Der Spiegel, February 1988, pp. 228-231
Lynne Warren, "Post-Conceptualism," Three Decades, December 1989, p. 80, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Newport Beach, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Objectives: The New Sculpture, 1990, pp. 90-91, illustrated in color
Anon., "The Subject is Objects," Orange Coast Weekend, April 1990, p. 16, illustrated
Sabeth Buchmann, "New York New York," Vogue, April 1990, pp. 266-271, illustrated in color
Peter Schjeldahl, "Jeff Koons," Objectives, May 1990, pp. 82-99, illustrated in color
Michael Vaupel, "Bis sich der Kopf dreht," Ruhr-Anzeiger Waz, Velberter Zeitung und Westdeutsche Allgemeine, October 1991, p. 1, illustrated
Anthony d'Offay, ed., The Jeff Koons Handbook, London, 1992, p. 159
Exh. Cat., San Francisco Museum of Art, Jeff Koons, 1992, no. 33, illustrated
Angelika Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, p. 90, no. 6, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Jeff Koons, 1992, no. 33, illustrated in color
Lara Morell, "Jeff Koons Interview: The Political Value of Art," Skala: Nordic Magazine of Architecture and Art, no. 28, June 1993, p. 39, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum [and travelling], Jeff Koons Retrospektiv,  1992 – 1993, p. 37, illustrated in color (Amsterdam and Stuttgart catalogue), cat. no. 33, p. 49, illustrated in color (Aarhus catalogue)
Bice Curiger, "Niko Pirosmani and Contemporary Art," Signos and Milagros, pp. 44-45, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim, Easyfun-Ethereal, 2000-2001, fig. 17, p. 35, illustration in color
Hans Werner Holzwarth, Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2008, p. 228, illustrated in color
Artforum, September 2008, p. 449, illustrated in color

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