2 ContentPart 1: Introduction Part 2: Selected artworks early(1980s),middle(1990s),late(2000s) Part 3: Strategies of becoming famous
3 JEFF KOONS (BORN JANUARY 21, 1955, AGE 56) AMERICAN ARTIST Field: Sculpture, printmaking, balloon modellingEducation: School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Maryland Institute College of Art, BaltimoreHis income including at least one world record auction price for a work by a living artist.
4 HISTORY Early life and work Child: selling gift-wrapping paper and candy to earn pocket-moneyTeenager: revered Salvador Dalí; After college, he worked as a Wall Street commodities broker while establishing himself as an artist1980s he set up a factory-like studio in a SoHo loft on the corner of Houston and Broadway in New York.Conceptual sculptureThe Equilibrium Series (1985)
6 BALLOON ANIMALS(1994–2000)Produced in stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces
7 THE MOST EXPENSIVE!Balloon flower (Magenta) which was sold at Christie's London, on Monday, June 30, 2008in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, where it sold for $25,765,204. (over 20 million)
8 MADE IN HEAVEN SERIES (1987–1992) He married Hungarian-born naturalized-Italian pornography star Cicciolina.Paintings, photographs, and sculptures portrayed the couple in explicit sexual positions.
9 PUPPY 1992Puppy, a forty-three feet (12.4 m) tall topiary sculpture of a puppy,executed in a variety of flowers on a steel substructure.
10 Cracked Egg 2006It won the 2008 Charles Wollaston Award for the most distinguished work in theRoyal Academy's Summer Exhibition.
11 STRATEGIES Set up studio Media Exposure factory-like studio in a SoHo loft on the corner of Houston and Broadway in New York(1980s)Media ExposureThe Independent (London) “an era when artists were not regarded as ‘stars’, Koons went to great lengths to cultivate his public persona by employing an image consultant.”The New York Times “several dozen people demonstrated outside the palace gates”TV : Night Talk on bloomberg( )Art21 "Exclusive“ Episode #98
12 STRATEGIES Advertising in international art magazines Exhibitions – solo & group, internationalSolo: New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art (1980)Germany, Banality. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne (1988)Belgium, Christophe Van de Weghe, Antwerp (1991)Switerland, Brussels,The Netherlands ……Group: Venezuela, Art for the Eighties, Galeria Durban (1980) Austria, Jahresmuseum, Kunsthaus Murzzuschlag (1994)Liverpool, France, Portland......
13 STRATEGIES Books Koons, Jeff. “The Jeff Koons Handbook”. 1993 Kimmelman, Michael. 'Jeff Koons' in“The New York Times”Stevens, Mark. 'Adventures in the Skin Trade' in “The New Republic”Tully, Judd. 'Jeff Koons's Raw Talent' in“The Washington Post”
14 STRATEGIES Museum collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art The Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at the Los Angeles County Museum of ArtThe Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in OsloHelsinki City Art MuseumThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
15 STRATEGIES Wife - Ilona Staller (pornography star Cicciolina) ControversyWife - Ilona Staller (pornography star Cicciolina)Made in Heaven series
16 STRATEGIESWork with brandThe BMW Art Car (2012)
17 STRATEGIESWork with pop iconMichael Jackson and Bubbles(1988)
18 STRATEGIES Auction $5.6 million for Michael Jackson and Bubbles (2001) $23.6 million for a magenta Hanging Heart, sold at Sotheby's New York (2007) -- the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned