Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6–7:15pm
Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, England
Jeff Koons will speak with Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at the University of Oxford, England, about the inspiration behind the artist’s bold and provocative works, and what role they play in the world of contemporary art more broadly.
Jeff Koons. Photo: David Fisher
Opening reception: Tuesday, December 4, 5–8pm
December 5–9, 2018
Moore Building, Miami
On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop, their fourth collaboration at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. This group exhibition explores the intersections and legacies of two major American art movements of the 1960s—Pop art and Minimalism—and the ways in which features of Minimalism have been incorporated into a variety of contemporary art practices. While these two art movements are typically seen to represent opposing artistic responses to the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, the work in Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop highlights points of common conceptual approaches and mutual exchange. Work by Jeff Koons, Adam McEwen, Sarah Morris, and Richard Prince is included.
Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:30pm
New York Institute of Technology
Jeff Koons will participate in the David Rockefeller Lecture Series. As a successful artist who has partnered with businesses, Jeff Koons sits at the intersection between the two industries. He will speak about his past collaborations and how, by navigating the space between business and the arts, he has encouraged the integration of the arts in different spaces. To attend the event, purchase tickets at secture.artusa.org.
Photo: Branislav Jankic
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
Gagosian Shop will unveil one hundred editions of Jeff Koons’s Puppy (Vase) (1998), available for sale. Koons will be in attendance to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of one of his most popular early editions. Combining Koons’s interest in domestic objects, classical beauty, and childlike joy, Puppy (Vase) is a glazed porcelain vase in the shape of a small white Highland terrier, its wiry hair expertly articulated. The editions were produced in 1998, only a few years after the completion of Puppy (1992), Koons’s monumental topiary sculpture that is permanently installed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com.
Jeff Koons, Puppy (Vase), 1998 © Jeff Koons
December 2017–January 2019
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jeff Koons’s monumental Balloon Monkey (Orange) (2006–13) is on view in the Los Angeles Times Central Court through January 2019. Koons’s meticulous reproduction of the twisted balloon shape in mirror-polished stainless steel plays with and confounds our natural material association of the pliable, air-filled form. Through these transformations and enlargements of scale, Koons makes familiar objects become alternately strange, humorous, and surreal.
Jeff Koons, Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2006–13 © Jeff Koons
December 6–10, 2017
Moore Building, Miami
On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch are pleased to present Abstract/Not Abstract, their third collaboration at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. One of the great innovations of modernism, abstract painting continues to inspire and challenge artists. To make a fresh abstraction today following all the remarkable achievements of the School of Paris and the New York School is a daunting proposition. Yet through the use of innovative approaches, techniques, and technologies, this generation of artists is creating complex and astonishing new work that revitalizes the abstract tradition. Abstract/Not Abstract will include work by contemporary artists who redefine abstraction for our time.
Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino
Live auction: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Online auction: November 12–December 7, 2018
Exhibition: December 1–7, 2018
Moore Building, Miami
Bono, the driving force behind (RED), invited artist Theaster Gates and architect Sir David Adjaye to cocurate a selection of contemporary art and design that will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 5, 2018, during Art Basel in Miami Beach and Design Miami/ 2018. Gagosian will present a preview exhibition of the works at the famed Moore Building in Miami, which will open on World AIDS Day, December 1.
Artists donating works include Ai Weiwei, Christo, Rachel Feinstein, Teresita Fernández, Frank Gehry, Jennifer Guidi, Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, Jeff Koons, Guillermo Kuitca, Marilyn Minter, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Saville, and Sean Scully; Adjaye and Gates will also contribute unique pieces.
Proceeds from this year’s auction will support community-based programs in Africa through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, while also providing assistance to fight HIV through community-strengthening programs in Chicago with Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation. For additional information, please contact Lidia Andich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theaster Gates, Bono, and David Adjaye. Photo: Rankin
Jeff Koons will serve as Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence for 2017–2018 at the Aspen Institute. In addition to Institute activities, Koons will participate at the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 25–July 1, 2017.
The Un-Private Collection
Jeff Koons and John Waters
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 3 of the Gagosian App for iPad on January 22, 2012. Artists featured in this issue include Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Noble, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and Zeng Fanzhi.
In issue 3 we feature a Damien Hirst “art board” that explores more than ninety spot paintings, offer a 360˚ full-motion interactive experience of Richard Serra sculptures Junction (2011) and Cycle (2010), and display a worldwide map of the Jeff Koons’s Celebration series exhibition history. We also explore a recent essay by Olivier Zahm on the exhibition Warhol: Bardot with interactive “pop-up” images, audio, and video content, show you an exclusive video of Richard Prince: Bel-Air installed at a private residence in 2011, and give you an in-depth look at Roy Lichtenstein’s working process and his series Landscapes in the Chinese Style.
Elephant in the Room
Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie
Through September 8, 2019
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Elephant in the Room—Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie explores the relationship between artwork and spatiality. The titular “elephant in the room” is those forces and sizes that, although not part of the sculptures, have a decisive influence on their presence in space and are thus an integral part of the expanded concept of art of the 1960s. Work by Jeff Koons and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons
El deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun
Through September 29, 2019
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this exhibition, whose title translates to Appearance Stripped Bare: Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even, explores the work of both Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons.
Jeff Koons, Grotto, 2000 © Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons in
The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth
Through October 6, 2019
Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
This exhibition explores the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, and photographs of the animal. Ranging from historic to present-day pieces, specially selected loans from public and private collections are presented alongside items from the Devonshire Collection. Work by Jeff Koons is included.
Opened April 20, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.
Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada
At the Ashmolean
February 7–June 9, 2019
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, England
This exhibition of work by Jeff Koons features seventeen pieces, fourteen of which have never been shown in the UK before, from series such as Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity, and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings.
Installation view, Jeff Koons, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, England, February 7–June 9, 2019 © Jeff Koons
Heaven and Earth
Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons
October 21, 2017–March 24, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
This exhibition brings together a selection of works from two contemporary art icons, allowing viewers to experience their sculptures in playful and unexpected ways.
Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Dr. JK Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons
Sea of Desire
June 2–November 4, 2018
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
The phrase “Sea of Desire” on a large-scale painting by Ed Ruscha welcomes visitors to this exhibition, which channels a spirit of rebellion and change. Sea of Desire confronts the viewer with compelling artworks that imply revolution, freedom, and a quest for beauty. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol is included.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fallen Angel, 1981, Fondation Carmignac, Paris © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris 2018
MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
June 9–October 8, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.
Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jeff Koons in
Plato Contemporary: Artist’s Visions
April 18–September 3, 2018
Getty Villa, Los Angeles
In this exhibition, artists consider Plato’s impact on the contemporary world. Using sculpture, painting, drawing, and large-scale installations, they respond to his contributions to philosophy—among which are the definition of the ideal and a complex understanding of the human condition—while fostering the ultimate Platonic experience: contemplation. Work by Jeff Koons is included.
Jeff Koons, Play-Doh, 1994–2014 © Jeff Koons
Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
March 21–July 22, 2018
Met Breuer, New York
Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—spanning fourteenth-century Europe to the global present—will be examined anew. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) will explore narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. Work by Duane Hanson and Jeff Koons will be included.
Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton, 1988 © Jeff Koons
Art and Commodity in the 1980s
February 14–May 13, 2018
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Brand New will explore the collision of art and commerce in the 1980s. More than 150 works by sixty-six artists reveal the fascinating ways art infiltrated the worlds of advertising and business. Work by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman will be included.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #121, 1983, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC ©︎ Cindy Sherman
February 17–April 8, 2018
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
The Masterpiece series presents works that often have obvious or unexpected religious or spiritual dimensions. For their 2018 Masterpiece, De Nieuwe Kerk presents Jeff Koons’s Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) (2014–15).
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints), 2014–15 © Jeff Koons