Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal

Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal

by David Sylvester, Jeff Koons
     
 

"Since the late 1970s Jeff Koons has created an exceptional body of work that reflects deeply upon the complex concerns of Western culture. Entitled Easyfun-Ethereal, Koon's new series of paintings employs imagery drawn from glossy magazines, brochures, and advertisements, as well as personal photographs. For each of his works, Koons has cut and pasted elements from… See more details below

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"Since the late 1970s Jeff Koons has created an exceptional body of work that reflects deeply upon the complex concerns of Western culture. Entitled Easyfun-Ethereal, Koon's new series of paintings employs imagery drawn from glossy magazines, brochures, and advertisements, as well as personal photographs. For each of his works, Koons has cut and pasted elements from these different sources and collaged them together in various, sometimes unrelated, ways using the advanced technology of the computer. These electronic images are then transformed into traditional oil paintings rendered with photo-realist precision. Koons's paintings recall the advertising iconography of the 1960s Pop artists. Yet by comparison, Koons's work is infused with elements of the Baroque and Rococo, exuding an excess sensuality and effervescent spirit. With his stated artistic intention to "communicate with the masses," Koons creates imagery that simultaneously celebrates adult sexual desire and allure, as well as the imaginative universe of childhood pleasures." This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition featuring seven new works by the artist commissioned for Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of Jeff Koon's work, this elegant volume includes an interview with the artist by David Sylvester, which offers readers the artist's personal insight into his entire career, as well as an essay by Robert Rosenblum, which provides in-depth analysis of the artist's technique and imagery used in his new paintings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810969315
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.59(d)

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