Jeff KOONS (USA, b.1955)

Ballerinas (Wood), 2016

Polychromed wood

63,5 x 40,2 x 36,8 cm / 25 x 15 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches

Edition of 25 + 5 AP




Jeff Koons Studio


Frieze London 2016


  • JEFF KOONS (USA, B.1955)

    Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Koons lives and works in New York City.

    Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world. His work was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27 - October 19, 2014), which traveled to the Centre Pompidou Paris (November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (June 9 - September 27, 2015). A solo exhibition of recent and new work was recently on view at Gagosian, Beverly Hills (April 27 - August 18, 2017).

    Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), previously installed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, Château de Versailles, and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, was most recently on view at Rockefeller Center in 2014.

    Jeff Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Notably, Koons received the Governor’s Awards for the Arts “Distinguished Arts Award” from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the “Golden Plate Award” from the Academy of Achievement; President Jacques Chirac promoted Koons to Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Koons with the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange. In 2017, Koons was made the first Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and, also, made an Honorary Member of University of Oxford's Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution for Visual Culture. Koons has been a board member of The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) since 2002, and co-founded the Koons Family International Law and Policy Institute with ICMEC; for the purpose of combating global issues of child abduction and exploitation and to protect the world’s children.


    ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen

    Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

    The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

    City of Sacramento, California

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

    Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    FRAC- Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

    Groninger Museum of Art, The Netherlands

    Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

    Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

    Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

    Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

    Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy

    Museum Jumez, Mexico City, Mexico

    Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbonne, Portugal

    Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

    Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN)

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

    Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

    The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

    The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    Seattle Art Museum

    Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Tate Gallery, London, England

    Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

    Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum, Germany

    Wright State University Art Museum, Dayton, Ohio


    The Brant Foundation, Greenwich Connecticut

    The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California

    Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York

    Collection Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Koln, Germany

    The Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida

    Dannheisser Foundation, New York, New York

    Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

    Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany

    Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, California

    Equitable Corporation, New York, New York

    Fondation Louis Vuitton Por la Creation, Paris

    Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

    Foundation Asher Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Foundation Daniel Templon, Paris, France

    Francois Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art

    Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland

    Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

    Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, California

    Murderme Collection, London

    Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany

    Twentieth Century Acquisitions, New York, New York

    Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine