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Title

Vase of flowers

1988

Artist

Jeff Koons

United States of America

21 Jan 1955 –

  • Details

    Date
    1988
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    mirror
    Edition
    2/3 [edition of 3 + AP]
    Dimensions
    184.2 x 134.6 x 2.5 cm
    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2011.61
    Copyright
    © Jeff Koons

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Combining both art-historical and pop-culture references, Jeff Koons’s work plays on the middle-class imagination and the excess of imagery in contemporary society. His works are characterised by gloss, sentimentality and, at times, sexually provocative imagery. Rather than critiquing consumer culture, Koons engages with all that is banal, kitsch and ordinary.

    ‘Vase of flowers’, from the series ‘Banality’, is a highly decorative composite of art-historical motifs and popular aesthetics. Recalling tourist trinkets such as Venetian glass, the work also invokes the art-historical genre of floral still life painting, itself invoking themes of the decorative in the everyday.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

Other works by Jeff Koons

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