Jeff Koons

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Pop Artist
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Date of Birth January 21, 1955
Place of Birth York, Pennsylvania
Age 66 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Jeff Koons

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.
Nationality: American
Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Known for: Artist
Notable work: Rabbit (1986), Puppy (1992), Balloon Dog (1994–2000)
Spouse(s): Justine Wheeler
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.

Before Fame

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.

Achievement

His work, "Tulips," sold for over $33 million in 2012.

Family Life

His first wife was Hungarian-Italian adult film star Ilona Staller. He had six children with his second wife, Justine Wheeler.

Associations

He appeared in the film Milk with actor Sean Penn.

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Latest information about Jeff Koons updated on March 07, 2021.

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