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.
© Jeff Koons
Shown in 4 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
The Lady and the Unicorn, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Feb 2018–24 Jun 2018
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.).
40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, '1995 Jeff Koons', pg.164-173, Sydney, 2009, 166, 170 (colour illus.).
Jeff Koons, Hong Kong, 2009, 379 (colour illus.).
Look, Sydney, Jul 2008, cover (colour illus.).
Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 36 (colour illus.), 61.
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.).
Dogs in Australian art, 'West Highland Terrier', pg.180-81, Kent Town, 2012, 180 (colour illus.).
Jeff Koons, Cologne, 1992, 140 (colour illus.).