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An image of White terrier by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

(United States of America 21 Jan 1955 – )

Title
White terrier
Year
1991
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
polychromed wood
Edition
A/P [Edition of 3 + AP]
Dimensions

52.1 x 35.6 x 50.8 cm

Credit
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
356.2011
Copyright
© Jeff Koons
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

Adopting both historical and contemporary motifs – from the baroque to glossy magazine advertisements – Jeff Koons’s work disrupts the distinctions between high and low art forms.

‘White terrier’ was the model for Koons’s floral sculpture ‘Puppy’ 1995, a Kaldor Public Art Project that stood 12.5 metres high on the lawn of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Bibliography (9)

Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 72 (colour illus.), 84.

Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger and Greg Hilty, Double take: collective memory & current art, London, 1992, 21 (illus.).

Sophie Forbat (Editor), 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, '1995 Jeff Koons', pg.164-173, Sydney, 2009, 166, 170 (colour illus.).

Sophie Forbat, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Pop: the old and the new', pg.195-215, Sydney, 2011, 205, 212-213 (colour illus.).

Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 36 (colour illus.), 61.

Hans Werner Holzwarth (Editor), Jeff Koons, Hong Kong, 2009, 379 (colour illus.).

Steven Miller, Dogs in Australian art, 'West Highland Terrier', pg.180-81, Kent Town, 2012, 180 (colour illus.).

Angelika Muthesius (Editor), Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, 140 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Newtown, Jul 2008, cover (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996

Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003

40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Oct 2009–14 Feb 2010