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Ballerinas (Wood)

Jeff KOONS (USA, b.1955)

Ballerinas (Wood), 2016

Polychromed wood

63,5 x 40,2 x 36,8 cm / 25 x 15 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches

Edition of 25 + 5 AP


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Jeff KOONS (USA, b.1955)

Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Koons lives and works in New York City.

Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. His work was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27 - October 19, 2014), which traveled to the Centre Pompidou Paris (November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (June 9 - September 27, 2015). A solo exhibition of recent and new work was recently on view at Gagosian, Beverly Hills (April 27 - August 18, 2017).

Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), previously installed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, Château de Versailles, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, was most recently on view at Rockefeller Center in 2014.

Jeff Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Notably, Koons received the Governor’s Awards for the Arts “Distinguished Arts Award” from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the “Golden Plate Award” from the Academy of Achievement; President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Koons with the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange. In 2017, Koons was made the first Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and, also, made an Honorary Member of University of Oxford's Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution for Visual Culture. Koons has been a board member of The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) since 2002, and co-founded the Koons Family International Law and Policy Institute with ICMEC; for the purpose of combating global issues of child abduction and exploitation and to protect the world’s children.


ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

City of Sacramento, California

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

FRAC- Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

Groninger Museum of Art, The Netherlands

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy

Museum Jumez, Mexico City, Mexico

Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne, Portugal

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Seattle Art Museum

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tate Gallery, London, England

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Germany

Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton, Ohio


The Brant Foundation, Greenwich Connecticut

The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California

Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York

Collection Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Koln, Germany

The Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida

Dannheisser Foundation, New York, New York

Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany

Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California

Equitable Corporation, New York, New York

Fondation Louis Vuitton Por la Creation, Paris

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

Foundation Asher Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland

Foundation Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Francois Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art

Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland

Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California

Murderme Collection, London

Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany

Twentieth Century Acquisitions, New York, New York

Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine




Jeff Koons Studio


Frieze London 2016

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