Monday, February 26, 2018

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons is an American artist whose works focused on popular culture and reproductions of objects. Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania, on January 21, 1955, artist Jeff Koons made everyday objects into artistic displays that were influenced by consumerism and the human experience. After high school, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where he earned his M.F.A. degree. Koon created over 150 pieces from 1978 to present day. His pieces are some of the most popular, highly valued, and revolutionary works in art history. Much of Jeff Koon’s artwork was conceptual but forced people to reconceptualize the idea of readymade art and advanced art. Koon’s broke barriers between the idea of artist and celebrity, advanced art and readymade, and art and pop culture.
Koon’s work had an impact on me because of his works mass appeal. Much of his artwork appealed to the mass public in a way that no artist ever has. Koon’s reconceptualization of objects is a simple, yet genius, technique that marketers and artist alike use to appeal to the public. The main reason I admire Jeff Koons is for his ability to reconceptualize. An artist’s ability to see the world differently is how art and creativity become a reality. Jeff Koons perfected the technique of reconceptualization and created art that most everyone can appreciate.

A website that provides some background information on Jeff Koons, such as his artistic aim, biographical history, and description of some of his artworks. The website also includes pictures of some of his famous works.

A website that provides almost all of Jeff Koon’s artworks with artistic descriptions, pictures, and information on each piece. The website also includes Jeff’s exhibitions, a bibliography, biography, and a contact page for art inquiries.

A website that includes all the BMW art cars that were made by various artists including Jeff Koons. The BMW art car made by Jeff Koons is one of my favorite works done by him. The collection also includes cars done by Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, and Ken Done.