Jeffrey L. Koons is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture and his sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals – produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist, including $91.1 million with fees in May 2019, for his Rabbit, purchased by Robert E. Mnuchin according to a New York Times article. On November 12, 2013, Koons' Balloon Dog sold at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York City for US$58.4 million, above its high US$55 million estimate, becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.
|Born:||Jeffrey Koons, January 21, 1955, York, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Education:||School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore|
|Notable work:||Rabbit (1986), Puppy (1992), Balloon Dog (1994–2000)|
|Website:||Jeff Koons's Official site|
|IMDb:||Jeff Koons's IMDb|
About Jeff Koons
High-grossing pop artist whose best-known works included "Puppy" and "Balloon Dog," which sold for a record $58.4 million on November 12, 2013, at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
He was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he met the famed Ed Paschke, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He worked as a Wall Street broker before pursuing a full-time career as an artist.
His work, "Tulips," sold for over $33 million in 2012.
His first wife was Hungarian-Italian adult film star Ilona Staller. He had six children with his second wife, Justine Wheeler.
He appeared in the film Milk with actor Sean Penn.
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- Maryland Institute College of Art alumni
- Painters from Pennsylvania
- Album-cover and concert-poster artists
- Postmodern artists
- 20th-century American printmakers
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni