Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons astride one of his sculptures.

Internationally recognized artist Jeff Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit (1986) and Balloon Dog (1994–2000), as well as his monumental floral works Puppy (1992) and Split-Rocker (2000). His artwork, often depicting everyday objects, explores themes of self-acceptance and achieving transcendence through the senses. Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s works have been shown in major galleries and art institutions throughout the world. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (2014–15) was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and traveled to the Centre Pompidou Paris and the Guggenheim Bilbao. His most recent exhibition was at Almine Rech Gallery’s new London space (October 4, 2016—January 21, 2017). Koons lives and works in New York City.

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