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Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Jeff Koons. Photo: David Fisher

In Conversation

Jeff Koons
Martin Kemp

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6–7:15pm
Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, England
www.torch.ox.ac.uk

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

Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Exhibition

Pop Minimalism
Minimalist Pop

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. 

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Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature #4, 1971 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Photo: Branislav Jankic

Artist Talk

Jeff Koons

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:30pm
New York Institute of Technology
www.americansforthearts.org

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

Jeff Koons, Puppy (Vase), 1998 © Jeff Koons

Anniversary Release

Jeff Koons
Puppy (Vase)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York
www.gagosian.com/shop

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 puppyvase@gagosian.com.

Puppy (Vase) is also available at the Gagosian Shop and on Artsy.

Jeff Koons, Puppy (Vase), 1998 © Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2006–13 © Jeff Koons

Public Installation

Jeff Koons

December 2017–January 2019
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
www.lacma.org

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

Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1988 © Steven Parrino

Exhibition

Abstract/Not Abstract

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

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Talk Series

Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue

Saturday–Sunday, December 2–3, 2017
New Museum, New York
www.newmuseum.org

To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the New Museum will host a talk series with over forty artists whose work has been integral in shaping the New Museum. Highlight includes:

December 2, 1pm
Carsten Höller and Hans Haacke
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 2, 4pm
Jeff Koons and George Condo
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

December 3, 3pm
Neil Jenney and Nicole Eisenman
Purchase tickets at www.newmuseum.org

Allen Ruppersberg, Who’s Afraid of the New Now?, from the series Preview Suite (1988). Photo courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow) © Jeff Koons

In Partnership

Jeff Koons
and Snapchat

Jeff Koons and Snapchat have partnered for virtual art installations featuring Koons’s iconic sculptures. To experience the artworks through these Snapchat Lenses, users with the latest version of the Snapchat app can simply tap on the camera screen when near an artwork. The monumental virtual sculptures can temporarily be found in major parks and landmarks worldwide. Learn more about the new feature and current locations by visiting art.snapchat.com.

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow) © Jeff Koons

Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

Live Auction

2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction

Live auction: July 26
Online preview: July 27–August 9
Online bidding: August 10–23
www.2017ldfauction.org

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s last wild places. Since 2008 it has supported over 200 environmental projects across all five oceans and in over fifty countries. This auction helps make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting pioneering individuals and organizations on the front lines of environmental conservation and climate advocacy, and will feature donated artworks by Urs Fischer, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, Lawrence Weiner, and Jonas Wood.

Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017

Jeff Koons, Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons. Photo: om Powel Imaging

Public Installation

Jeff Koons
Seated Ballerina

May 12–July 17, 2017
Rockefeller Center, New York
www.rockefellercenter.com

Known for his quest to inspire and preserve the same sense of wonder that marks the perceptions of children, Jeff Koons has returned for a third time to Rockefeller Center’s famed public art plinth—this time, to mount a 45-foot- tall, inflatable-nylon sculpture of a porcelain figurine, which will remain up until July 5. The piece, called Seated Ballerina and sponsored by Kiehl’s, was made to support and raise awareness of children’s issues for ICMEC (International Center for Missing and Exploited Children), whose mission Koons has supported for decades.

Jeff Koons, Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons. Photo: om Powel Imaging

Cover by Rudolf Stingel

Magazine

Gagosian Quarterly
Spring 2017

The new Gagosian Quarterly offers unprecedented behind-the-art access, and insightful editorials by leading art world professionals. The Spring 2017 launch issue features a cover by Rudolf Stingel, along with articles on Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, and Taryn Simon. Highlights include conversations with Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool, Nicolas Berggruen, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis, among others. http://gagosianquarterly.com

Cover by Rudolf Stingel