Aqualung, (1985)

bronze
27 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches 
68.6 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP
1985


Aqualung

Details

Aqualung, (1985)

bronze
27 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches 
68.6 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP
1985

EXHIBITED: 

Jeff Koons: Lost in America, Qatar Museums Al Riwaq Gallery, Doha, Qatar [November 21, 2021 - March 31, 2022] (Edition 2)

Appearance Stripped Bare: Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even, Museo Jumex, Mexico City [May 19 - September 29, 2019] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao [June 9 - September 27, 2015] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27 - October 19, 2014] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: The Sculptor. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 - September 23, 2012] (Edition 1)

Christie's Present House of Cards. Waddesdon Manner, Buckinghamshire, England [May 26 - October 28, 2012]

Your History Is Not Our History. Haunch of Venison, New York, New York [March 5 - May 1, 2010]

Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois [May 31 – September 21, 2008] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland [January 28 – April 10, 2005] (Edition AP)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway [September 4 – December 12, 2004] (Edition AP)

The François Pinault Collection: A Post-Pop Selection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy [November 11, 2006 – March 11, 2007]

Where Are We Going?: Selections from the François Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy [April 30 – October 1, 2006] (Edition AP)

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. C&M Arts, New York, New York [April 7 - June 5, 2004] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy [June 9 - September 15, 2003] (Edition AP)

Signs and Wonders. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Kunsthaus, Santiago de Compostela, Spain [July 20 - October 20, 1995]

Zeichen und Wunder. Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland [March - June 1995]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota [July 10 - October 3, 1993] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California [December 10, 1992 - February 7, 1993] (Edition 1)

Air. James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York [January 10 - February 15, 2003] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany [March 12 - April 18, 1993]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark [January 22 – February 28, 1993]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [November 28, 1992 - January 3, 1993]

Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois [July 1 - August 28, 1988] (Edition 1)

NY Art Now: The Saatchi Collection. Saatchi Gallery, London, England [September 1987 - January 1988] (Edition 2)

New Sculpture: Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Haim Steinbach. Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [May 7 - June 21, 1986] (Edition 1)

Equilibrium. International With Monument Gallery, New York, New York [1985]

LITERATURE: 

Beaux Arts - Jeff Koons Mucem, Oeuvres de la Collection Pinault special edition, Beaux Arts editions, May 2021, (color ill. p. 15).

Annette Lin, "Why Jeff Koons is a Natural Successor to Marcel Duchamp," Artsy, May 20, 2019, online, (color ill. Jumex installation).

Phillip Tinari, Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis, ed. Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (Hong Kong: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in association with Gagosian Gallery, 2015), pp. 5, 11.

Hans Werner Holzwarth, Koons, Cologne 2015, p. 28 (color ill. p. 28).

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. 21, p. 75 (color ill. p. 75, pl. 32), p. 76 (ill. p. 76, fig. 3, Saatchi Gallery installation), p. 233, p. 298.

Julie Champion and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective La Portfolio De L'Exposition (France: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 47.

Jeff Koons: Entretiens avec Norman Rosenthal (London: Flammarion, 2014), p. 26 (color ill. p. 26), p. 99, p. 114.

Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal (Thames & Hudson, 2014), p. 26 (color ill. p. 26), p. 99, p. 114.

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. 24, p. 79 (color ill. p. 79, pl. 32), p. 80 (ill. p. 80, fig. 3, Saatchi Gallery installation), p. 231, p. 298.

Luther Blissett, “Sept moments-clefs dans une vie d’artiste,” Beaux Arts editions, December 2014, (color ill. p. 8-9, International with Monument installation),

Manami Fujimori, "Jeff Koons," (Text in Japanese) Art Techo (Japan) 66, no. 1012, (October 2014), (color ill. p. 52).

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons, l'art gonflé!" Vanity Fair (France), (October 2014), p. 91.

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

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons is Back!" Vanity Fair (July 2014), p. 91.

Sam Keller, Dorothea Vischer, Raphael Bouvier, and Gunther Vogt, Jeff Koons: Fondation Beyeler, exh. cat. (Otsfildern: Hatje Cantz publishers, 2012), p. 17 (color ill. p. 17, fig. 4), p. 36, p. 174.

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.112 (color ill.).

George Pendle, "Jeff Koons Welcome to the Funhouse," The American Visual Arts in China, Summer/Fall 2012, p. 40.

Michael Archer, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (London: Afterall Books, 2011) (pp. 16-17, color ill., International With Monument installation), (color ill. p. 44).

Anne-Marie Russell, "The Baron in the Trees," in Salvatore Scarpitta Trajectory (Milan: Silvana Editoriale Spa/Marianne Boesky Gallery, December 2011), p. 77.

Anthony Haden-Guest, "Art or Commerce? Kitschy, Kitschy Koons," Vanity Fair 54, no. 11 (November 2011), p. 257.

William Jeffett, Dali Doubled: From Surrealism to the Self, A New Critical View of Dali (St. Petersburg, FL: The Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., 2010), (color ill. p. 302).

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons - Popeye Sculpture, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, 2010), (ill. p. 9, Stedelijk Museum installation),(color ill, p. 13, International with Monument Gallery Installation).

David Salle, Your History is Not Our History, exh cat. (New York: Haunch of Venison, 2010), (color ill. p. 44, 76).

Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obtrist (foreword and conversation), Frederic Tuten, Arthur C. Danto, and Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, eds. Kathryn Rattee and Melissa Larner, exh. cat. (London: Serpentine Gallery and Koenig Books, 2009), p. 72, p. 73 (color ill. p. 73), p. 77.

Jeff Koons, ed. Francesco Bonami, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), p. 12 (color ill. p. 12), p. 37 (color ill. p. 36), p. 113.

"Jeff Koons son pari a Versailles," Art Actuel (France) 58, September-October 2008, p. 70 (color ill. p. 70).

Helianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, "Profile: Dominique Levy," Whitewall 10 (Winter 2008), p. 42 (color ill. p. 42, C&M Arts installation).

Marie-Pierre Nakamura, "USA: Jeff Koons," Art Actel, no. 57, July/August 2008, (color ill. p. 70).

Sebastian Egenhofer, John Gray, Gudrun Inboden, and Herbert Molderings, Re-Object: Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Merz, ed. Eckhard Schneider, exh. cat. (Bregenz: Kunstaus Bregenz, 2007), pp. 8, 142.

Hans Werner Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons, (Cologne: Taschen, 2007), p. 28 (color ill. p. 28), 167.

Stephanie Seymour, "Art Made in Heaven," Whitewall 7 (Fall 2007), (color ill. p. 140).

Souren Melikian, Art + Auction, July 2006, (color ill. p. 71). 

Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Jeff Koons: Supercontemporanea Series, ed. Francesco Bonami, exh. cat. (Verona: Monsadori Printing, 2006), (color ill. pp. 32-33).

Alison M. Gingeras and Jack Bankowsky, eds, Where are We Going: Selections from the François Pinault Collection, exh. cat (Venice: Palazzo Grassi, 2006), p. 243 (color ill. p. 243).

Kelly Devine Thomas, "The Selling of Jeff Koons," ARTnews 104, no. 5 (May 2005), (color ill. p. 116, International with Monument installation).

Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, ed. by Marit Woltmann, exh. cat. (Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 2004), pp. 27, 146 (color ill. p. 27), p. 146.

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years, exh. cat. (New York: C&M, 2004), [Text by Rainer Crone], p. 64 (color ill. p. 65, pl. 22), p. 80 (color ill. p. 80, pl. 22)

Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980-2002 Kunsthaus Bielefeld, ed. Thomas Kellein, exh. cat. (Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003), (color ill. p. 19, International with Monument Gallery installation).

Eduardo Cicelyn, Mario Codognato, and Elena Guena, Jeff Koons: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli, exh. cat. (Naples: Electa Napoli, 2003), pp. 16, p. 40 (color ill. p. 41), p. 141.

Ingrid Sischy, "Koons, High and Low," Vanity Fair, no. 487, (March 2001), p. 271, (referred to as Life Vest in text).

Rolf-E Breuer, Thomas Krens, David Sylvester, and Robert Rosenblum, Jeff Koons Easyfun-Ethereal, eds. Lisa Dennison, Robert Rosenblum, Craig Houser, exh. cat. (Berlin and New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2000), p. 31 (color ill. p. 31). 

Roberta Smith, “Review: Jeff Koons – ‘Easyfun’,” The New York Times, December 17, 2000.

Robert Rosenblum, On Modern American Art: Selected Essays (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999), pp. 330-31.

David Bowie, "Super-Banalism and the Innocent Salesman," Modern Painters 11, no. 1 (Spring 1998), (color ill. p. 28).

Jeffrey Deitch, Everything That's Interesting is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection (Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art and Cantz Verlag, 1996)

Barbaralee Diamonstein, Inside the Art World: Conversations with Barbaralee Diamonstein Artists, Directors, Curators, Collectors, Dealers (New York: Rizzoli, March 5, 1994), p. 130.

Jens Erik Sorenson, John Peter Nilsson, and Peter Schjeldahl, Jeff Koons - Retrospectiv, eds. Jens erik Sorenson and Anders Kold, exh. cat. (Aarhus: Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 1993), p. 33 (color ill. p. 33), p. 111. 

Gudrun Inboden and Peter Schjeldahl, Jeff Koons (Amsterdam: Stedelijk and Denmark: Aarhus Kustmuseum and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1993), p. 21(color ill. p. 21).

John R. Lane (foreword), John Caldwell, Jim Lewis, Daniela Salvioni, and Brian Wallis, Eugenie Candau (exhibition history and bibliography), Jeff Koons: Retrospective SFMOMA, ed. Fronia W. Simpson, exh. cat. (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992), p. 53, plate 10 (color ill. p. 53, pl. 10), p. 131.

Jeff Koons: 30 Postcards (Cologne: Taschen, 1992) [Text by Burkhard Riemschneider].

The Jeff Koons Handbook (London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992), introduction by Robert Rosenblum, p. 58 (color ill. p. 59), p. 153.

Angelika Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons (Cologne: Taschen, 1992), pp. 19 (p. 19 International with Monument), 57, 65 (International with Monument installation,), (color ill. pp. 66-67)

Albig Jorg-Uwe, "Jeff Koons, ein Prophet der inneren Leere," Art Das Kunstmagazine 12 (December 1992), p. 54.

Daniel Pinchbeck, "Kitsch and Tell," Connoisseur 221, no. 958 (November 1991), p. 125.

Stuart Morgan, "Something + Nothing," in Lotte or the Transformation of the Object, exh. cat, (Graz: Durch, 1990), pp. 31, 186.

Andrew Renton, “Super Star,” Blitz Magazine, no. 85 (January 1990), (color ill. pp. 58-59).

Jean-Chrisophe Ammann, "A Case Study," (text in English) Parkett, no. 19 (1989), p. 57 (ill. p. 57).

Anne Goldstein and Mary Jane Jacob, A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, exh. cat. (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1989), p. 39.

Nick Jenkins, "Mr. Koons," Tatler, November 1989, p. 146.

Peter Schjeldahl, "Jeff Koons: Can His Silver Bunny Hold All that Hot Air?" 7 Days, July 12, 1989, p. 14 (ill. p. 14 in progress).

Daniel Pinchbeck, “Jeff Koons,” Splash, April 1989, p. 70.

John Caldwell and Michael Newman, Carnegie International - 1988, exh. cat. (Munich: Prestel, 1988), p. 90.

Jean-Michel Foray, Jean-Pierre Criqui, L'Objet de l'Exposition, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre National des Arts Plastiques, 1988), (pp. 28; color ill. 29).

Michael Danoff, Jeff Koons, ext. cat. (Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1988), pp. 4, 22 (ill. p. 22, pl. 12), 39.

Calvin Tomkins, "Between Neo- and Post-" in Post-to-Neo: The Art World of the 1980s (New York: Holt and Company, 1988), p. 239.

Stephen Luecking, "Jeff Koons: Museum of Contemporary Art," New Art Examiner 16, no. 3 (November 1988), p. 41.

Laurie Palmer, “Jeff Koons Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,” Artforum 27, no. 2 (October 1988), p. 153 (ill.)

Peter Carlsen, "Jeff Koons: On the occasion of his first museum retrospective, a look at one of the most captivating artists of the 1980s" Contemporanea International Art Magazine 1, no. 3 (September/October 1988) p. 38 (color ill. p. 38).

Alan G. Artner, "Market Valued What Jeff Koons' Work Says About the Art World," The Chicago Tribune, July 31, 1988, p. 16.

Corinne Robins, "Goods and Not-So-Goods: 60s/80s Sculpture Parallels," Arts Magazine 62, no. 10 (June 1988), p. 64.

Jerry Saltz, "The Dark Side of the Rabbit: Notes on a Sculpture by Jeff Koons," Arts Magazine 62, no. 6 (February 1988), p. 26. 

Georg Herold, Jeff Koons and Isabelle Graw, "Atlantisches Bündnis," Wolkenkratzer (Germany), January 1988, (color ill. p. 159).

Post-Abstract Abstraction, exh. cat. (Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 1987), p. 41 (ill. p. 41).

Dan Cameron, NY Art Now: The Saatchi Collection, exh. cat. (Milan: Giancarlo Politi, 1987), p.130 (color ill. p. 130).

Michelangelo Castrello and Demetrio Paparoni. Tema Celeste, December 1987-February 1988, p. 22 (color ill. p. 22).

Lynne Cooke, "Object Lesson: Just What Is It About Today's Sculpture...?" Artscribe, no. 65 (September/October 1987), p. 58.

Paul Taylor, "My art belongs to Dada," Time Out London, September 9, 1987, p. 36 (color ill.).

William Zimmer, "'Post-Abstract Abstraction' in Ridgefield," The New York Times, July 5, 1987, p. CN18.

Vivien Raynor, "Art: In Ridgefield, Conn., A 'Post-Abstract' Show," The New York Times, June 26, 1987, p.C26. 

Dinitia Smith, "Art Fever," New York Magazine 20, no. 16 (April 20, 1987), p. 38.

Eleanor Heartney, "The Hot New Cool Art: Simulationism," ARTnews 86, no. 1 (January 1987),  p. 135.

Calvin Tomkins, "The Art World: Between Neo- and Post-," The New Yorker (November 24, 1986), p. 110.

Jeanne Siegel, "Jeff Koons: Unachievable States of Being," Arts Magazine 61, no. 2, October 1986, p. 68.

Kim Levin, "His Best Shot," Village Voice, October 14, 1986. [Review of JK at International with Monument, p. 96.

Jeffrey Deitch and Matthew Collings, "Mythologies: Art and the Market," Artscribe, no. 57 (April/May 1986), (color ill. p 22, John Weber installation).

Kim Levin, "Admired Work," Village Voice, January 1, 1986, p. 66.

Gary Indiana, "Paradigms of Dysfunction," Village Voice, June 11, 1985, p. 91 (ill.).