JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
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JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)

Balloon Monkey (Magenta)

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JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
Balloon Monkey (Magenta)
mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating
150 x 126 x 235in. (381 x 320 x 596.9cm.)
Executed in 2006-2013, this work is the artist’s proof and one of five unique versions (Red, Magenta, Blue, Yellow, Orange)
Provenance
Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner.
Literature
J. Pissarro, Jeff Koons, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels 2013, pp. 73 and 81.
T. Zwick, Double-Barrel Frieze-Week Jeff Koons at Gagosian and Zwirner, Art in America 101, no.5, 2013 (Red version illustrated in colour).
Jeff Koons Sticks With Gagosian For New Spring Exhibition, Artlyst, 7 May 2013 (Red version illustrated in colour).
K. Brooks, Jeff Koons Exhibit: 'New Painting and Sculpture' Hits Gagosian Gallery, Huffington Post, New York 12 May 2013 (Red version illustrated).
A. Russeth, ‘Jeff Koons - New Paintings and Sculpture' at Gagosian Gallery and 'Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball' at David Zwirner, GalleristNY, New York 14 May 2013 (Red version illustrated).
R. Smith. "Gladiatorial Combat: The Battle of the Big," New York Times, New York 17 May 2013 (Red version illustrated).
J. Saltz. Follow the Floating Blue Ball, New York Magazine, New York 3 June 2013 (Red version illustrated).
D. Behringer, A Closer Look at Jeff Koons, Design Milk, New York 18 June 2013 (Red version illustrated in colour).
J. E. Kaufman, King of Kitch, Black Card Mag, New York 2013 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 242).
H. Halle, Jeff Koons,  Time Out New York, New York 7 June 2013 (Red version illustrated).
M. Taylor (ed.), Jeff Koons Conversations with Norman Rosenthal, London 2014 (Red version illustrated in colour, pp. 2-3).
Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective, exh. cat, Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 157 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 157).
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, exh. cat, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014 , p. 149 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 149).
I. Sischy, Jeff Koons is Back, Vanity Fair, New York 2014 (Red version illustrated in colour).
J. Kim, A Magician of Creation and Destruction, Art in Asia, Japan 2014 (Red version illustrated in colour).
M. Fujimori, Jeff Koons, Art Techo 66, no. 1012, Japan 2014 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 78).
H. Deballieux, Jeff Koons: Faiseur d’icônes, L’œil, Paris 2014, p. 8.
Jeff Koons: Retrospectiva, exh. cat, Bilbao, Fundaciôn Guggenheim Bilbao, 2015, p. 159 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 159).
M. Amy, A Supreme Trouble-Maker in Crowd-Pleasing, Sculpture 34, no. 2, Kansas 2015, p. 59 (Red version illustrated in colour, p. 58).
F. Nayeri, Damien Hirst to Open a Jeff Koons Show at His London Museum, The New York Times, New York 16 May 2016 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
M. Gayford, Like Rubens, Jeff Koons work is about repetition, fertility and sex and piping, The Spectator, London 11 June 2016 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
S Eckardt, Jeff Koons Will Collaborate with Anyone, From Louis Vuitton to Phone Cases and Lady Gaga, W Magazine, New York 11 April 2017 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
M. Wakim, Can You Guess Which Jeff Koons Balloon Animal Is Being Built at LACMA as We Speak, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles 13 December 2018 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
Jeff Koons at The Ashmolean, exh. cat., Oxford, Ashmolean, 2019, p.18 (Red version illustrated, p. 19).
P. Uttam, The Biggest Sales of the 2010s, Artsy, 2019 (Orange version illustrated in colour).
S. Novak, PHOTOS: A Look Inside the Booth Estate, Austin American-Statesman, Austin 13 February 2020 (Red version illustrated in colour).
Qatar Museums to present first exhibition by Jeff Koons in Gulf Region, Gulf Times, Qatar 13 September 2021 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
Marivie, Qatar Museums to present first exhibition by Jeff Koons in the Gulf Region, I Love Qatar, Qatar 15 September 2021 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
E. Minucci, Jeff Koons e i suoi segreti "Sartre dietro il coniglio, La Stampa, Italy 27 September 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour). 
Jeff Koons Shine at Palazzo Strozzi until January 30, 2022, The Florentine, Italy, 30 September 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
S. Kobel, Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi: Jeff Koons' Ode to Beauty, Handelsblatt, Germany 7 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
S. Airoldi, L'agenda delle mostre da vedere questa settimana in tutta Italia, Elle Decor, Italy 9 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
M. Arrigoni, Jeff Koons in mostra a Firenze accoglie gli spettatori in un luna park del consumismo chic, Harper's Bazaar, Italy 10 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
F. Blythe, I’m Trying to Become a Vaster Human Being”: Jeff Koons on Life and Art, AnOther, London 14 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
G. Czöppan, Was macht die Koonst, Focus, Germany 16 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
H. Lloyd-Smith, At home with Jeff Koons, Wallpaper, London 22 October 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
N. Gierowska, Jeff Koons. Shine, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn 2 November 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
M. Holman, Exhibition review: Jeff Koons. Shine at Palazzo Strozzi, The Florentine, Florence 18 November 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
D. Cisi, Shine. Le scintillanti opere di Jeff Koons in mostra a Firenze a Palazzo Strozzi, Glitch Magazine, Italy 27 November 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
G. Bastek, Ai Weiwei and Jeff Koons: Delight and Shine, Vogue Poland, Poland 29 November 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
S. Peifen, "Lost in America": A Visual Biography of Jeff Koons, The Financial Times Chinese, China 2 December 2021 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
B. Locoge, Jeff Koons, La World Compagnie, Paris Match, n°3789, Paris 16 December 2021 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
P. Tuchman, Jeff Koons Looks Back on a Life in the Art World, Town & Country, 20 December 2021 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
P. Koustas, What will we remember from the world of fashion and art for 2021, Esquire Greece, Greece 23 December 2021 (Blue version illustrated in colour).
B. B. Bonomi, Jeff Koons in Qatar: The American Artist’s Lost in America Exhibition Is One Not To Be Missed…, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, 25 March 2022 (Yellow version illustrated in colour).
Exhibited
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture, 2013, pp. 16, 82 and 97 (Red version exhibited, illustrated in colour pp. 76-77, 83, 86-87 and 97).
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2017-2019 (Orange version exhibited).
London, Newport Street Gallery, Jeff Koons: Now, 2019, p.76 (Blue version exhibited, illustrated, pp. 77 and 82-83).
Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, Jeff Koons: Shine, 2021-2022 (Blue version exhibited).
Doha, Qatar Museums Al Riwaq Gallery, Jeff Koons: Lost in America, 2021-2022 (Yellow version exhibited).
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