four vacuum cleaners, acrylic, fluorescent lighting
82.01 in. (208.30 cm.) (height) by 52.01 in. (132.10 cm.) (width) by 27.99 in. (71.10 cm.) (depth)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Berkeley, University Art Museum, University of California, July 1986-May 1988 (on loan). New York, Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, October 1990-September 1991, pp. 393 and 395, fig. 31 (illustrated in color).
J. Koons and R. Rosenblum, The Jeff Koons Handbook, London, 1992, p. 153. Jeff Koons, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992, n.p., no. 9 (erroneously illustrated in color). A. Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, p. 47 (illustrated in color). D. Littlejohn, “Who is Jeff Koons and Why Are People Saying Such Terrible Things About Him?” Artnews, vol. 92, no. 4, April 1993, p. 93 (illustrated). H.W. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 2008, pp. 132 and 584 (illustrated in color). "Reflections: Jeff Koons’ Philosophy of Perfection," NOWNESS, 16 June 2014 (video).
Erwin Mieger, San Francisco Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1987