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Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Mr. Wolfgang Joop, Hamburg
His sale; Christie's, London, 27 June 2000, lot 19
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION
"Morality - American Style," Tema Celeste, January-March 1992, p. 118 (illustrated).
A. Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, p. 145, p. 26 (illustrated in color).
J. Koons, The Jeff Koons Handbook, London, 1992, p. 127 and 163 (illlustrated in color).
Kunst and Unterricht, October 1993, vol. 176, p. 3 (illustrated; also illustrated on the title page).
T. Zaunschirm, "Kunst als Sundenfall: Die Tabuverletzungen des Jeff Koons," Quellen zur Kunst, vol. 3, 1996, p. 83.
Jeff Koons: Easyfun--Ethereal, exh. cat., Berlin, 2000, p. 41, no. 21 (illustrated in color).
Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980-2002, exh. cat., Bielefeld, 2002, p. 24 (illustrated in color).
S. Seymour, "Jeff Koons: Art Made in Heaven," Whitewall, Fall 2007, p. 140 (illustrated in color).
H. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2007, pp. 336, 339 and 340 (illustrated in color).
M. Nakamura, "USA: Jeff Koons," art actuel, vol. 57, July-August 2008, p. 70 (illustrated in color).
L. Cenac, "le roi Koons a Versailles," Madame Figaro, 6 September 2008, p. 142 (illustrated in color).
New York, Sonnabend Gallery; Cologne, Galerie Max Hetzler; Lausanne, Galerie Lehmann, Jeff Koons: Made in Heaven, November 1991-May 1992, (another example exhibited).
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Jeff Koons, December 1992-October 1993, no. 59, pl. 59 (another example illustrated in color).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, November 1992-April 1993, p. 80 (Amsterdam and Stuttgart illustrated in color) and p. 73, no. 59 (Aarhus illustrated in color).
Athens School of Fine Art; Copenhagen, Museum of Modern Art and New York, Guggenheim Museum Soho, Everything That's Interesting is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection, January-April 1996, pp. 21, 160 and 161 (another example illustrated in color).
Athens, DESTE Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons: A Millennium Celebration, December 1999-May 2000, p. 2 (another example illustrated in color).
Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Museum unserer Wunsche, November 2001 (another example exhibited).
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Jeff Koons/Andy Warhol: Flowers, November-December 2002, pp. 4, 7, 8-9 (another example illustrated in color).
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Jeff Koons, June-September 2003, p. 80 (another example illustrated in color).
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, October 2004-January 2005, pp. 142 and 143 (illustrated in color).
Athens, DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Monument to Now, June-December 2004, p. 222 (another example illustrated in color).
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Flower as Image, September 2004-January 2005 (another example exhibited).
Riehen, Foundation Beyeler, Blumenmythos: Van Gogh bis Jeff Koons, February-May 2005, pp. 39, 164 and 195, no. 84 (another example illustrated).
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons, May-September 2008, pp. 6-7, 72 (another example illustrated in color; also illustrated on the back cover).
Chateau de Versailles, Jeff Koons Versailles, October 2008-April 2009, pp. 77-79, 154 and 166 (another example illustrated in color).