Balloon Venus (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
102 x 48 x 50 inches
259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm
5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)
2008-2012


Balloon Venus

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Balloon Venus (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
102 x 48 x 50 inches
259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm
5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)
2008-2012

Balloon Venus (Magenta)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
102 x 48 x 50 inches
259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)
2008-2012

Balloon Venus (Orange)

102 x 48 x 50 inches
259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)
2008-2012

Balloon Venus (Yellow)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
102 x 48 x 50 inches
259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm
© Jeff Koons
5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)
2008-2012

Balloon Venus (Red)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating102 x 48 x 50 inches259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm© Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)2008-2012

Balloon Venus (Violet)

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating102 x 48 x 50 inches259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm© Jeff Koons5 unique versions (Magenta, Red, Violet, Yellow, Orange)2008-2012

EXHIBITED: 

Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom [February 7 - June 9, 2019] (Magenta)

Jeff Koons: Balloon Venus (Orange). Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria [September 30, 2015 – March 13, 2016] (Orange)

La Grande Madre. Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy [August 26 - November 15, 2015]

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [June 9 - September 27, 2015] (Orange)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015] p. 205, 208 (Orange)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27 - October 19, 2014] (Orange)

La Biennale de Lyon 2013. Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France [September 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014] (Yellow)

Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture. Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York [May 9 - June 29, 2013] (Magenta)

Jeff Koons. Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium [October 6 - November 17, 2012] (Magenta)

Jeff Koons: The Sculptor. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 - September 23, 2012] (Magenta)

LITERATURE: 

Elda Sasun, "Jeff Koons ve ´Mutlak Değer´ sergisi, Tel Avivli sanatseverleri büyüledi," Salom (Turkey), April 28, 2021, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Sabine Spindler, "Jeff Koons in München: „Ich möchte, dass mein Publikum seine eigenen Emotionen wahrnimmt.“," Handelsblatt (Germany), March 31, 2021, online (color ill., Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

Anna van Leeuwen, "Ballonhondjes vouwen met Jeff Koons in Masterclass: ‘Als ik het kan, kan jij het ook’," de Volkstrant (Netherlands), February 11, 2021, online (color ill.). (Orange)

Anaztasia Hamamtzoglou, "10 πράγματα που δεν γνωρίζαμε για τον Jeff Koons," Monopoli (Greece), January 9, 2021, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Jeff Koons. Lost in America, exh. cat., ed. Massimiliano Gioni (Milan: Skira, 2021). (Orange)

Jeff Koons: Muceum. Works from the Pinault Collection (Paris:  Éditions Dilecta, 2021), p. 137. (Magenta)

Philip Utz, "Rocco Siffredi, Grace Jones, Dita von Teese… le meilleur des interviews cultes et des questions dérangeantes," Numéro (France), December 14, 2020, online (color ill., Ashmolean Museum installation). (Magenta)

Dalmazia Frau, "La Venere Di Jeff Koons e L’Eros Di Vitaldo Conte," L'Opinione delle Libertà (Italy), July 3, 2020, online (color ill., Ashmolean Museum installation). (Magenta)

Murat Ersen, "Çok güzelsin, gitme kal*," Gazette Duvar (Turkey), November 13, 2019, online (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation). (Magenta)

Franca Toscano, "Jeff Koons dialogues with antiquity at Ashmolean Museum" Blouin Artinfo, March, 2019, (color ill.). (Magenta)

Kate Douglas, "Jeff Koons’s art is glitzy, but does it still have power to shock?," Socialist Worker (UK), February 19, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Tim Hughes, "Jeff Koons shines at Ashmolean Museum Oxford," Oxford Mail (England), February 14, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Emma Park, "In his shiny surfaces, Jeff Koons reflects the vanity of our age," Apollo Magazine (UK), February 12, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Roisin McVeigh, "Reflecting on why the art world loves to hate Jeff Koons," Dazed, February 12, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Will Gompertz, "Will Gompertz reviews Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford," BBC News (England), February 9, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Andrew Ffrench, "American art legend Jeff Koons visits Ashmolean Museum in Oxford," Oxford Mail (England), February 6, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Naomi Rea, "Jeff Koons Wants to Teach Brits About Transcendence With His New Show at Oxford-and Tickets Are Selling Out Fast," Artnet News, February 6, 2019, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons at The Ashmolean," Ashmolean Museum (UK), February 5, 2019, (color ill.). (Magenta)

Rowan Pelling, "Jeff Koons interview: in the studio with art's greatest showman," The Telegraph (UK), January 12, 2019, online. (Magenta)

Massimiliano Gioni, Apariencia desnuda: El Deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun, exh. cat. (Mexico City: Museo Jumex, 2019).

Xa Sturgis and Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, exh. cat. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), p. 5 (color ill. p. 4, detail), p. 18 (color ill. p. 18, work in progress), p. 49 (color ill. p. 48). (Magenta)

Ashleigh Kane, "A major Jeff Koons exhibition is coming to the UK," Dazed (UK), October 26, 2018, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons to display artworks at Oxford exhibition," BBC (UK), October 26, 2018, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

Mark Brown, "Oxford students persuade Jeff Koons to stage rare UK art show," The Guardian (UK), October 26, 2018, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

"This balloon dog, which sells for 58 million US dollars, is going to bring the popular vulgar aesthetics to the altar? | Interview with Jeff Koons," Sohu (China), April 24, 2018, online (color ill.). (Magenta)

"Max Hollein übernimmt das Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York," Top Magazin Frankfurt (Germany), April 11, 2018, online (color ill., Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

Hans Ulrich Obrist, The Athens Dialogues, ed. Karten Marta (Athens/London: DESTE Fondation for Contemporary Art/Koenig Books Ltd, 2018), p. 106. (Magenta)

Brooke Holmes and Karen Marta, Liquid Antiquity, The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2017, (color ill. p. 211), (color ill. p. 294). (Magenta)

Almine Rech Gallery Newsletter 17. Brussels: Almine Rech, January-May 2016, p. 83. (Orange)

Nude: From Modigliani to Currin, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian, 2016), (color ill. pp. 156-157), (color ill. p. 186). (Red)

Michaël Amy, "A Supreme Trouble-Maker in Crowd-Pleasing," Sculpture 34, no. 2 (March 2015), p. 56 (color ill. p. 57). (Orange)

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: Retrospectiva, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (Bilbao: Guggenheim Bilbao, Companhia Empreendimento Sabara, 2015), p. 209 (color ill. p. 209, pl. 126), p. 212 (color ill. p. 212, fig. 1, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation), p. 212 (color ill. p. 212, fig. 4, detail, CT scan), p. 257, p. 260, p. 261 (ill. p. 261, details, CT scan), p. 301. (Orange, Magenta)

The Broad Collection, ed. Joanne Heyler with Ed Schad and Chelsea Beck (Los Angeles: The Broad, Delmonico Books an imprint of Prestel Publishing, 2015), (color ill. p. 94). (Magenta)

GA ArchitectTadao Ando 2008-2015, (color ill. p. 49). (Yellow)

Julie Champion and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective La Portfolio De L'Exposition/The Retrospective The Portfolio of The Exhibition, ed. Julie Champion, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2015), p. 5, p. 7, p. 11, p. 13, p. 138, p. 139, p. 143 (color ill. p. 143). (Orange)

Manami Fujimori, "Jeff Koons," (Text in Japanese) Art Techo (Japan) 66, no. 1012, (October 2014), (color ill. p. 17, Whitney Retrospective installation, Photo by Tom Powel), (color ill. p. 121, Gagosian Gallery installation, Photo by Rob McKeever). (Orange, Magenta)

Jae-Su Kim, "A Magician of Creation and Destruction," (Text in Japanese) Art in Asia (Japan), August 2014. (Magenta)

A.M.B., "The world according to Jeff," The Economist (London), July 2, 2014, (color ill.). (Orange)

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), p. 200 (color ill. p. 200, fig. 1, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation), p. 197 (color ill. p. 197, pl. 125), p. 200 (color ill. p. 200, fig. 4, detail, CT scan), p. 245, p. 248, p. 249 (ill. p. 249, details, CT scan), p. 289. (Orange, Magenta)

Bernard Blistène, Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New York and Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 208 (color ill. p. 208, fig. 1, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation), p. 205 (color ill. p. 205, pl. 125), p. 208 (color ill. p. 208, fig. 4, detail, CT scan), p. 257, p. 260, p. 261 (ill. p. 261, details, CT scan), p. 302. (Orange, Magenta)

Jeff Koons: La Retropsective/A Retrospective, eds. Julie Champion, Caroline Edde, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 2, p. 3, p. 54 (color ill. p. 54). (Orange)

Lyon Biennale 2013 T.2, ed. Gunnar B. Kvaran, exh. cat. (Dijon: Les presses du real, 2014), (color ill. p. 312). (Yellow)

Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture, ed. Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2014), p. 14 (color ill. p. 14, fig. 14, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation), p. 15, (color ill. pp. 24-25, Gagosian Gallery installation), (color ill. pp. 36-37), p. 38 (color ill. p. 39), (color ill. p. 41, detail), (color ill. pp. 56-57, Gagosian Gallery installation, p. 94 (color ill. p. 94). (Magenta)

Sarah Thornton, 33 Artists in 3 Acts (London: Granta, 2014), p. 106, p. 108. (Magenta)

Uwe Arnold, The Art of Engineering / The Engineering of Art (Friedrichsdorf: Arnold AG, 2014), (color ill. p. 30, work at Foundry), p. 124, (color ill. p. 125, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Orange, Magenta)

Neale Whitaker, "Slightly Surreal," Belle (Australia) (November 2013, (color ill. p. 78, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

Steve King, "Portrait of an Artist," Vanity Fair (November 2013), p. 38 (color ill. p. 38, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Magenta)

Steve King, "Jeff Koons: Portrait of an Artist," Vanity Fair (November 2013), pp. 38-39 (color ill. p. 42, Gagosian Gallery installation, Photo by Diego Uchitel).

Alison M. Gingeras, "Instant Classic", Artforum 52, no. 1 (September 2013), (color ill. p. 145, Gagosian Gallery installation). (Magenta)

Jason Edward Kaufman, "King of Kitsch," Black Card Mag, Fall 2013, (color ill. p. 231). (Magenta)

Manami Fujimori, "World News: New York," (Text in Japanese) Art Techo (Japan) 65, no. 987, (July 2013), (color ill. p. 133, Gagosian Gallery installation, Photo by Rob McKeever). (Magenta)

Jerry Saltz, "Creator and Destroyer of Worlds. Taking in the mad perfectionism of Jeff Koons," New York Magazine, June 30 - July 13, 2013, p. 103. (Orange)

Matthew Lynch, "Pop Bottles: Jeff Koons Teams With Dom Pérignon," WWD, June 12, 2014, online (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation). (Magenta)

Whitney Kimball, "Bigger Than Koons: A Review of Chelsea’s Double-Feature," Art F City, June 7, 2013 (color ill., Gagosian Gallery installation).

Ben Davis, "Reflecting on Jeff Koons's Hollow Triumph in Chelsea," Bloomberg, May 17, 2013. (Magenta)

Isa Freeling, "Jeff Koons: Shiny And Industrialised Commercial Gold At Gagosian," Artlyst, May 16, 2013. (Magenta, misidentified as Red)

Roberta Smith, "Gladiatorial Combat: The Battle of the Big," The New York Times, May 16, 2013, online. (Magenta)

Andrew Russeth, "'Jeff Koons - New Paintings and Sculpture' at Gagosian Gallery and 'Jeff Koons- Gazing Ball' at David Zwirner," Gallerist, May 14, 2013, online. (Magenta)

Andrew Russeth, "Here's What Jeff Koons's 'Balloon Venus' Looks Like in Yellow" Gallerist, September 25, 2013, online, (color ill., Lyon Biennale installation). (Yellow, Magenta)

Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2013, (color ill. cover, detail). (Magenta)

Tracy Zwick, "Double-Barrel Frieze-Week Jeff Koons at Gagosian and Zwirner," Art in America 101, no. 5 (May 2013). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons Sticks With Gagosian For New Spring Exhibition," Artlyst, May 7, 2013. (Magenta)

"Empires collide at 'New York' exhibit in Rome," Gazzetta Del Sud, April 23, 2013, online. (Yellow, misidentified as Metallic Venus)

Joachim Pissarro, Jeff Koons: Almine Rech Gallery (Brussels: Almine Rech, 2013), p. 60 (color ill. p. 61, as "Balloon Venus"), (color ill. p. 62),p. 73, p. 78, p. 81, p. 86, p. 89. (Magenta)

Naomi Campbell, "Jeff Koons," Interview, December 2012/January 2013, p. 46 or Naomi Campbell, "Jeff Koons," Interview, December 2012/January 2013, (digital version).

Arion, Journal of Humanities and Classics, Vol. 20.2, Boston University, Fall 2012, (color ill. cover). (Magenta)

Eva Karcher, "Sex Lieben," (Text in German) Interview with Jeff Koons and Max Hollein, Vogue (Germany), September 2012, (color ill. p. 353, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons," ed. Alison McDonald, Gagosian Quarterly (September-October 2012), (color ill. pp. 102-103, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

"Jeff Koons's New Sculptures: Sexy Contemporary Antiquities," The Economist (London), July 7-13, 2012, p. 76. (Magenta)

Sarah Thornton, "Divine Intervention", Artforum, June 22, 2012, online (color ill., Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung installation). (Magenta)

Holger Liebs, "Mr. Koons?" Monopol: Special Jeff Koons. Berlin: Juno Kunstverlag GmbH, 2012, (color ill. p. 9), (color ill. p. 44, work in progress). (Magenta)

Max Hollein, Andreas Beyer, Monika Wagner, Walter Grasscamp, Babette Babich, and Vinzenz Brinkmann, Jeff Koons: The Sculptor, eds. Vinzenz Brinkmann, Matthias Ulrich, Joachim Pissarro, and Max Hollein, exh. cat. (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012), p. 198 (color ill. cover), p. 10, p. 14, p. 92 (color ill. p. 93), (color ill. pp. 94-95), p. 187. (Magenta)

Max Hollein, Scott Rothkopf, Joachim Pissarro, Matthias Ulrich, and Jeff Fraiman, Jeff Koons: The Painter, eds. Matthias Ulrich, Vinzenz Brinkmann, Joachim Pissarro, and Max Hollein exh. cat. (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012), p. 29, p. 39, p. 70, p. 82.

Sam Keller, Dorothea Vischer, Raphael Bouvier, and Gunther Vogt, Jeff Koons: Fondation Beyeler, exh. cat. (Otsfildern: Hatje Cantz publishers, 2012), p. 35 (color ill. p. 35, fig. 16), p. 36.

Blake Gopnik, “The 10 Most Important Artists of Today,” Newsweek Special Double Issue (June 13 & 20, 2011), p. 64.

Massimo Gaggi, "Jeff Koons: arte ed eros," Corriere Della Sera Style Magazine, 2011, (color ill. cover, model for work). (Magenta)

Laurence Mouillefarine, “Jeff Koons un roi a New York,” (Text in French) Madame Figaro (Paris), November 2010, (color ill. p. 159, partial view of model at studio). (Magenta)

Sarah Brown “Kiehl’s Goes Koons,” Vogue, October 2010, (color ill. p. 223, partial view of rendering at studio). (Magenta)