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Books & Magazines August, 20 2007

Koons by Taschen

Those of you interested in art have of course heard about Jeff Koons. All the rest of you has probably seen the Supreme skateboard decks designed by the artist. Now Taschen Books has released an exciting book on Jeff Koons.
“From kinky to kitsch to conceptual, Jeff Koons’s art is anything but conformist. Since he stirred up the art world establishment in the 1980s with his unapologetic basketball sculptures and stainless steel toy blow-ups, Koons has been known as somewhat of a bad boy—a reputation he confirmed in the early 90s via works depicting him having sex with then-wife Cicciolina, the Italian porn star-cum-politician. Following this torrid phase, he changed gears to produce the gargantuan Puppy, the 43-foot tall floral terrier that now resides at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Koons’s exploitation of the banal, in the aggrandizement and/or embodiment of kitsch and pop imagery, has become his trademark; detractors may delight in their naysaying, but Koons’s work commands millions at auction and his position at the forefront of contemporary art is indisputable.”
Taschen has now released the book “Koons” in a limited edition of 1’500 numbered and signed copies. The book comes with 606 pages all about this exceptional artist and is now on sale for 750 Euros.
Check out some pages of the book after the jump.

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