His Most Famous Sculpture - Puppy - Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons, a widely recognized American sculptor, is celebrated for his loudly colored colossal reproductions of trite objects or balloon animals, essentially made of stainless steel with stupendous mirror finish. He emerged as an icon in the history of art with his groundbreaking sculptors of delicately crafted objects, such as "Puppy." Born in 1955 in Pennsylvania, Koons' earliest works were bulk-produced inflatable flowers and toys positioned warily on mirrors. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
His unique focus on the selection, medley, production, and the presentation of commercial products took him to recognition in 1980s. His sculptures and photographs completed during this phase explored current American iconography and the affiliation between accepted 'Kitsch' and 'High Art.' Throughout the 90s, Jeff's curiosity in the timeless perfection of his art had slowly encompassed the corporeal philosophies of ephemerality and circularity. His works repeatedly portrayed an obsession with sensuality and sexuality. His sculptors has been extensively exhibited both in the United States and Europe, including major museum such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1992), ("Puppy") the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (1997), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1992), and at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York (1999).
Jeff Koons shot to instant fame for his public sculptures, such as the colossal floral sculptures "Puppy," then displayed at Rockefeller Center, to be later permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao, and "Split-Rocker," displayed at the Papal Palace in Avignon, France. In 2006, "Balloon Flower (Red)" was unveiled at 7 World Trade Center in New York City. 'The Broad Collections' of Koons' works are unsurpassed globally and displayed turning points from each phase of his inimitable and ever changing career.