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Lot 15: JEFF KOONS (b. 1955)

Contemporary Art Part One

by Sotheby's

May 15, 2001

New York, NY, USA

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Description: JEFF KOONS (b. 1955)
Michael Jackson and Bubbles
SIGNED, DATED 1988 AND NUMBERED 3/3 ON THE UNDERSIDE
porcelain ceramic blend
42 by 70 1/2 by 32 1/2 in. 106.7 by 179.1 by 82.6cm.
The other three casts of this sculpture are in the following collections:
no. 1/3
The Dakis Joannou
Collection Foundation,
Athens
no. 2/3
San Francisco Museum
of Contemporary Art
artist's proof
The Broad Art
Foundation
PROVENANCE
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in November 1991
EXHIBITED
cf., New York, Sonnabend Gallery; Cologne, Galerie Max Hetzler; Chicago, Donald Young Gallery, Banality, 1988
cf., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Image World: Art and Media Culture, November 1989-February 1990, p. 152, illustrated in color
cf., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art; Aarhus, Aarhus Kunstmuseum; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Jeff Koons, November 1992-April 1993, p. 61, illustrated in color
cf., Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Jeff Koons, December 1992-October 1993, no. 38, illustrated in color and on the cover (detail)
cf., Phoenix Art Museum, It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art, March-June 1995, cat. no. 70, pl. 68, p. 65, illustrated in color
cf., Athens School of Fine Art, The Factory; Copenhagen, Museum of Modern Art; New York, Guggenheim Museum Soho, Everything That's Interesting is New: the Dakis Joannou Collection, 1996, pp. 156-157, illustrated in color
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, March-December 2000
cf., Paris, MusEe National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Au - Dela du Spectacle, November 2000-January 2001, p. 66, illustrated in color
LITERATURE
Peter Carlsen, "Jeff Koons", Contemporanea, Vol. 1, No. 3, September/October 1988, p. 41, illustration in color of the original clay model for the work
Octavio Zaya, "Sobre Jeff Koons y los signos de nuestre tiempo", Balcon, October 1988, p. 55, illustrated in color
Michael Brennson, "Greed Plus Glitz", New York Times, December 18, 1988, p. 41, illustrated
Hilton Kramer, "Koons Show", New York Observer, December 19, 1988, p. 11, illustrated
Kim Levin, "The Evil of Banality", Village Voice, December 20, 1988, p. 115, illustrated
Ann Berman, "Jeff Koons Resume", Avenue, February 1989, p. 114, illustrated
Stuart Morgan, "Jeff Koons Fun", Artscribe, March 1989, p. 49, illustrated in color
Richard Lacayo, "Jeff Koons", People Magazine, June 8, 1989, p. 128, illustrated in color
"Leute von Morgen", Bunte, July 20, 1989, p. 6, illustrated
Jörg-Uwe Albig, "Koons kitschiger Zombie Zoo", Stern, December 21, 1989, p. 111, illustrated in color
Klaus Kertess, "BAD", Parkett 19, Zurich, 1989, p. 36, illustrated in color
Andrew Renton, "Super Star", Blitz, January 1, 1990, pp. 52-59, illustrated in color
Michael Kimmelman, "Which Way for the Whitney", New York Times, February 18, 1990, p. 35, illustrated (installation at the Whitney Museum)
John Caldwell, "A Generation", New York, February 22, 1990, p. 17, illustrated
"Jeff Koons", Reconnaissance, May 5, 1990, p. 1, illustrated
Andrew Renton, "Jeff Koons and the Art of the Deal: Marketing (as) Sculpture", Performance, no. 61, September 1990, p. 21, illustrated
Wolfgang Max Faust, "Aufstand gegen den guten Geschmack", Art, September 1990, illustrated in color on the cover and pp. 34-35, illustrated in color
Rene Ammann, "Die Kunst, Kunst und Kitsch zu verkitten", Sonnatgs Zeitung, November 11, 1990, p. 41, illustrated
"Jeff Koons", Weitersehen, November 18, 1990, pp. 107-113, illustrated
"Der Künstler Jeff Koons", Ostholsteiner Anzeiger, November 23, 1990, p. 1, illustrated
"Gaukler unter sich", Hamburger Abendblatt, November 11, 1990, p. 1, illustrated
Denise Barricklow, "Jeff Koons", The Face, November 26, 1990, pp. 104-108, illustrated
Peter Schjeldahl, "Rembrandt, Jeff Koons - Ja Kaikki Muut", Taide, no. 6/90, December 1990, p. 23,
illustrated
Paul Depondt, "Beeldende kunst heeft last van burengerucht", Volksrant, December 1990, p. 1,
illustrated
"Design Notebook", Mirabella, January 1, 1991, p. 58, illustrated in color
David Bonetti, "SFMOMA has a Serious Change of Art", San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, March 1, 1991, pp. 1-2, illustrated
Nelly de Zwaann, "Pop-Art: Noem je dat kunst?", Cosmopolitan, April 1, 1991, pp. 68-71, illustrated in color
Arnulf Rainer, Primaten, April 1, 1991, p. 1, illustrated
Janet Kutner, "San Francisco Joins the Art Race", The Dallas Morning News, May 30, 1991, p. 1, illustrated
William Dennisuk, "Jeff Koons", Taide, no. 2/91, June 1991, p. 64, illustrated
"Was ist Kunst?", Buxtehuder Tagblatt, March 3, 1992, p. 1, illustrated
Angelika Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, pp. 116-117, illustrated in color
Anthony d'Offay, ed., The Jeff Koons Handbook, New York, 1992, pp. 108-109, illustrated in color
Jorg-Uwe Albig, "Jeff Koons, ein Prophet der inneren Leere", Art, no. 12, December 1992, p. 56, illustrated in color
"Jeff Koons", Diva, June 1993, pp. 36-38, illustrated
Jeff Koons, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 1993, p. 59, no. 40, illustrated in color
Hilton Kramer, "Despite Fracas over Safer's 60 Minutes Segment, Koons Still Undefended", The New York Observer, October 18, 1993, p. 23, illustrated
"In Short: Nonfiction: The Jeff Koons Handbook", Entertainment Weekly, February 12, 1993, p. 51, illustrated in color
Linda Weintraub, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society 1970s-1990s, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 197, illustrated
John Caldwell, This is About Who We Are: the Collected Writings of John Caldwell, San Francisco, 1996, p. 204, illustrated
Ruben Gallo, "Violencia", Trans, 1997, pp. 42-43, illustrated
Marco Livingstone, "Like Art itself", Duane Hanson, Saatchi Gallery, London, 1997, p. 9, illustrated in color
Matthew Collings, It Hurts: New York Art from Warhol to Now, London, 1998, p. 52, illustrated in color
Thomas Sokolowski, "The Century's 25 Most Influential Artists: Pop Star", Art News, May 1999, p. 151, illustrated in color
cf., Lizzie Zucker Saltz, "Manufacturing Validity", Art Papers, Vol. 23.4, July/August 1999, p. 29, illustrated in color
cf., Donald Kuspit, Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries, New York, 2000, p. 160, illustrated
cf., Ingrid Sischy, "Koons, High and Low", Vanity Fair, March 2001, p. 271, illustrated in color

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