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
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.).
Unknown (Editor), Jeff Koons, Hong Kong, 2009, 379 (colour illus.).
Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Jul 2008, cover (colour illus.).
Unknown, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 36 (colour illus.), 61.
Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 72 (colour illus.), 84.
Double take: collective memory & current art, London, 1992, 21 (illus.).
Unknown, Dogs in Australian art, 'West Highland Terrier', pg.180-81, Kent Town, 2012, 180 (colour illus.).
Unknown (Editor), Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, 140 (colour illus.).