Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons Artist Biography Image
Jeff Koons Artist Biography Image


One of the most famous artists working today, Jeff Koons creates gleeful, tongue-in-cheek sculptures, paintings, and installations that border—and often cross—the edge of good taste. Exploring ideas of commodity, spectacle, celebrity, and consumption, Koons’s most famous works include his monumental balloon animals, cast-aluminium pool toys and a giant sculpture that resembles both Play-Doh and a heap of dung.Though the artist resists complex interpretations of his work, Koons’s innovative fabrication processes have elevated him far above the designation of simple provocateur. Koons received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and has exhibited extensively internationally. His Rabbit (1986) sculpture sold for nearly $100 million at auction in 2019, breaking all records for the most expensive work sold by a living artist.