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.
A/P [Edition of 3 + AP]
52.1 x 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
© Jeff Koons
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 9 publications
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, 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.).
Sophie Forbat (Editor), 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, '1995 Jeff Koons', pg.164-173, Sydney, 2009, 166, 170 (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, Sydney, Jul 2008, cover (colour illus.).