Jeff Koons: A Retrospective // Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1.

EASYFUN

Koons created this series in 1999, with an attempt to free himself from difficulties after creating the Celebration series and also going through a rough times after his marriage ended. Easyfun also includes the famous Split-Rocker sculpture.


EASYFUN-ETHEREAL

With Easyfun series, Koons engaged in creating with hand-painted oils on canvas. He started each composition with readymade images from product packaging, advertisement and magazines, particularly the ones featuring food and sex. To execute each painting, Koons worked with teams of assistants, transferring his collage to canvas by hand. This process took up to half a year.


POPEYE

Again, Koons continues to reexamine the readymade products in this series Popeye.


HULK ELVIS

Koons continues to explore the readymade, blurring the line between real things and their copies.

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ANTIQUITY

In this series, Koons looks into ancient sources that evoke the themes of love, beauty and desire. These classical sculptures have been recreated over time, and he even sometimes bases his work on not the original but a copy.


GAZING BALL

In his latest series, Koons continues to reinvent readymade sources, this time using gazing balls, a lawn ornament from suburban neighborhood that Koons remembers from his childhood growing up in Pennsylvania.

From outside and the basement.

JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE
JUNE 27–OCT 19, 2014

http://www.jeffkoons.com
http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/JeffKoons

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021