||"The texts by Katy Siegel and Eckhard Schneider have been adapted for this edition from Jeff Koons, Cologne: Taschen, 2007. The text by Hans Werner Holzwarth is published here for the first time." --Page .
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||Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:
||Jeff Koons: an unconditional commitment / Eckhard Schneider -- From "Inflatables" to "Hulk Elvis" / Katy Siegel -- "Inflatables" -- Pre-New -- The New -- Equilibrium -- Luxury and degradation -- Statuary -- Banality -- Made in heaven -- Celebration -- Easyfun -- Easyfun-ethereal -- "Popeye" and "Hulk Elvis" -- The dialogue of art: "Antiquity" and "Gazing Ball" / Hans Werner Holzwarth -- Biography.
||"Koons art revels in visual pleasure, but also in the power to affront. He has made his name as much for stainless-steel rabbits as he has with his sinister sculpture of Michael Jackson, or his sexually explicit photographic series with then-wife Cicciolina. The result is mega-artist status. An indisputable king of contemporary visual culture, Koons is lauded by collectors, institutions, and the public alike." - amazon.com