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Undisputed master of art, Jeff Koons is neither more nor less than the most expensive living artist in the world. Born in 1955 in York, the United States he is famous for its giant sculptures and paintings but specially for his talent for provocation.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Baltimore, but he started a career in finance as a stockbroker in Wall Street. Jeff Koons managed to combine his talent as trader and his passion for art by becoming himself the best investment of the twentieth century.

Jeff Koons was particularly marked by the ideology and aesthetics of the American Pop Art of the 80s. Consumer objects and everyday utensils will gain value in his hands. He gives the "ready made" the status of work of art, starting with vacuum cleaners or basketballs.

Particularly fond of Kitsch, Jeff Koons will exploit to the utmost this field and conquer collectors all around the world. He uses the icons of American pop culture to add them to this aesthetic. Michael Jackson frozen in a white and gold porcelain, Popeye rutile like a balloon in stainless steel and an inflatable Hulk full of anger.

Jeff Koons' notoriety and work took a turning point in 1991 when the artist got married to the pornographic actress Ilona Staller Anna, also known as Cicciolina. Together they made the sulphurous creation "Made In Heaven", in which the couple play erotic games and more. This was an absolute media success which enhanced the reputation of Jeff Koons.

His works are now made by craftsmen in a studio in Chelsea, near New York, under his leadership, a process which in turn speak of the artist. In addition to being the favorite one of billionaires, Jeff Koons is also exposed worldwide. He will be remembered especially for his royal entrance to the Palace of Versailles in 2008 accompanied of his Balloon Dogs and his Inflatable Rabbit, not to mention his retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2014.

His work Rabbit was auctioned in 2019 by the Christie's auction house in New York and was sold for 91 million dollars. This historic sale made of this sculpture the most expensive piece created by a living artist.


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All artworks of Jeff Koons
Print, Monkey Train (Blue), Jeff Koons

Monkey Train (Blue)

Jeff Koons

Print - 83.5 x 66.4 x 2 cm Print - 32.9 x 26.1 x 0.8 inch

$40,000

Sculpture, Balloon Dog (Blue), Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Blue)

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 40 x 48 x 16 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 18.9 x 6.3 inch

$58,160

Design, Spilt Rocker, Jeff Koons

Spilt Rocker

Jeff Koons

Design - 7 x 8 x 7 cm Design - 2.8 x 3.1 x 2.8 inch

$324

Sculpture, Balloon Rabbit (Violet), Jeff Koons

Balloon Rabbit (Violet)

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 29 x 14 x 21 cm Sculpture - 11.4 x 5.5 x 8.3 inch

$19,573

Design, Puppy, Jeff Koons

Puppy

Jeff Koons

Design - 27.9 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm Design - 11 x 15 x 1 inch

$4,500

Sculpture, Diamond ( Red ), Jeff Koons

Diamond ( Red )

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 32.4 x 39.2 x 32 cm Sculpture - 12.8 x 15.4 x 12.6 inch

$24,606

Sculpture, Ballon Animals, Jeff Koons

Ballon Animals

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 39.2 x 34.9 x 20.9 cm Sculpture - 15.4 x 13.7 x 8.2 inch

$39,146

Design, Split-Rocker, Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker

Jeff Koons

Design - 36 x 40 x 33 cm Design - 14.2 x 15.7 x 13 inch

$7,270

Sculpture, Ballon Monkey Orange, Jeff Koons

Ballon Monkey Orange

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 25 x 21 x 39 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 8.3 x 15.4 inch

$25,165

Sculpture, Ballon Monkey Blue, Jeff Koons

Ballon Monkey Blue

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 25 x 21 x 39 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 8.3 x 15.4 inch

$26,619

Sculpture, Ballon Swan Magenta, Jeff Koons

Ballon Swan Magenta

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 24 x 16 x 21 cm Sculpture - 9.4 x 6.3 x 8.3 inch

$25,165

Sculpture, Puppy, Jeff Koons

Puppy

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 43.2 x 27.9 x 0.5 cm Sculpture - 17 x 11 x 0.2 inch

$16,218

Design, COUPES Commemoration Set 6, Jeff Koons

COUPES Commemoration Set 6

Jeff Koons

Design - 3 x 31 x 31 cm Design - 1.2 x 12.2 x 12.2 inch

$6,799

Design, Popeye (after Jeff Koons), Jeff Koons

Popeye (after Jeff Koons)

Jeff Koons

Design - 80 x 60 x 2 cm Design - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$3,299

Design, Balloon Dog (Orange), Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Orange)

Jeff Koons

Design - 26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm Design - 10.5 x 10.5 x 5 inch

$11,185

Design, Balloon Dog (Magenta), Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta)

Jeff Koons

Design - 26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm Design - 10.5 x 10.5 x 5 inch

$11,185

Design, Balloon Dog X Bernardaud, Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog X Bernardaud

Jeff Koons

Design - 27 x 27 x 13 cm Design - 10.6 x 10.6 x 5.1 inch

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Sculpture, Balloon Serie II Swan Magenta/Rabbit Violet/Monkey Orange, Jeff Koons

Balloon Serie II Swan Magenta/Rabbit Violet/Monkey Orange

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 24.1 x 16.4 x 21 cm Sculpture - 9.5 x 6.5 x 8.3 inch

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Sculpture, Balloon Monkey Orange, Jeff Koons

Balloon Monkey Orange

Jeff Koons

Sculpture - 24.9 x 20.9 x 39.2 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 8.2 x 15.4 inch

Sold

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What are their 3 main works?
What is Jeff Koons’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Provocative Artists, American Icons, Neo-Geo, Appropriation
When was Jeff Koons born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1955