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Play-doh by JEFF KOONS

JEFF KOONS

(AMERICAN, 1955)

Play-doh , 1994 - 2014

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Materials:

polychromed aluminum

Measurements:

124.02 in. (315.00 cm.) (height) by 152.24 in. (386.70 cm.) (width) by 137.01 in. (348.00 cm.) (depth)

Edition:

unique

Description:

estimates on request

Exhibited:

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, June-October 2014, pp. 31, 144, 149 and 288, pl. 89 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color; the work in progress illustrated). London, Newport Street Gallery, Jeff Koons: Now, May-October 2016, pp. 60-61 and 82 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color). Los Angeles, Getty Villa, Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions, April-September 2018 (another example exhibited and illustrated in color on the cover).

Literature:

K. Seward, "Frankenstein in Paradise," Parkett, no. 50/51, December 1997, p. 78 (maquette illustrated in color). D. Bowie, "Super-Banalism and the Innocent Salesman," Modern Painters, Spring 1998, p. 30. B. Landman Keil and D. Mitchell, "Papa Artist Koons Gets Custody," New York, 23 March 1998, p. 13. Jeff Koons: Easyfun – Ethereal, exh. cat., Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim, 2000, pp. 22, 31 and 50 (the work in progress illustrated in color). D. Weinberger, “Toying with Imagination,” USA Weekend, 7-9 July 2006, p. 10. C. Tompkins, “The Turnaround Artist: Jeff Koons up from banality,” The New Yorker, 23 April 2007, p. 66. H. W. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2007, p. 410 (the work in progress illustrated in color). H. W. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2009, p. 398 (the work in progress illustrated in color). Jeff Koons: La Retrospective, exh. cat., Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2014, pp. 32, 152 and 157, pl. 89 (another example illustrated in color and production photo illustrated in color). C. Vogel, "Think Big. Build Big. Sell Big." New York Times, 15 June 2014, pp. AR1 and AR21. R. Friedlander, "Jeff Koons on 3D Printing, Selfies, and Cats," Elle, 25 June 2014. S. Murg, "Jeff Koons’ Technicolor takeover of the Whitney Museum," Wallpaper, 26 June 2014. R. Smith, "Shapes of an Extroverted Life," New York Times, 26 June 2014, p. C22 (another example illustrated). B. Cunningham, "On the Street: Big Bloom," New York Times, 29 June 2014, p. ST4 (another example illustrated in color). J. Saltz, "Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds," New York, 30 June 2014, pp. 12, 100 and 103 (another example illustrated in color). V. Binet, "King Koons," Vogue Paris, June-July 2014, p. 211 (rendering of Play-Doh illustrated in color). A. Budick, "Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum," Financial Times, 04 July 2014 (another example illustrated in color). N. Stoller-Lindsey, "The science behind the art of Jeff Koons," Quartz, 17 July 2014. M. Fujimori, "Jeff Koons," YomiTime, 18 July 2014 (another example illustrated in color). N. MacMonagle, "What lies beneath: Play-Doh by artist Jeff Koons," Irish Independent, 11 August 2014. D. E. Howe, "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective," ArtReview, September 2014, p. 178. M. Lee, "Artists on the Work of Jeff Koons," Artforum, September 2014, p. 318 (another example illustrated in color). K. Kazakina, "Oversized $30 Million Jeff Koons Monkey Heads to Christie’s," Bloomberg, 02 October 2014 (another example illustrated in color). M. Polsinelli and S. Burkhanova, "The Words," Garage Magazine, no. 7, Fall/Winter 2014, p. 88 (another example illustrated in color). J. Lavrador, "Jeff Koons: génie ou imposteur?," Beaux Arts Magazine, no. 365, November 2014, p. 139 (another example illustrated in color). C. Moltisanti, "L’atelier d’un obsédé de la perfection," Beaux Arts Magazine, December 2014, p. 42. J. Champion and N. Liucci-Goutnikov, Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Portfolio of the Exhibition, France, 2014. p. 11. N. Rosenthal and J. Koons, Jeff Koons. Conversations with Norman Rosenthal, London, 2014, pp. 56, 58, 156 and 158 (production photo illustrated in color). H. W. Holzwarth, Koons, Cologne, 2015. pp. 62 and 95 (another example illustrated in color). S. Rothkopf, Jeff Koons: Retrospectiva, exh. cat., Fundación Guggenheim Bilbao, 2015, pp. 159 and 300 (production photo illustrated in color). "Tadao Ando Architecture and Art Space," Geijutsu Shincho, November 2015 (another example illustrated in color on the cover). J. L. Roberts, ed., Terra Foundation Essays: Scale, Chicago, 2016, pp. 42-43 (another example illustrated in color). J. Finkel, "Palmyra, Plato and Play Doh: Getty Plans New Shows for Renovated Villa," New York Times, 14 November 2017 (another example illustrated).

Provenance:

Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

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