This fully illustrated catalogue is published on the occasion of ‘Now’, a solo show of work by Jeff Koons presented at Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, Newport Street Gallery, London (May – October 2016).
‘Now’ spans the duration of Koons’ career to date, and features sculpture and painting from some of his most important series, including Inflatables, The New, Equilibrium and Made in Heaven. This publication also includes an essay by art critic Michael Archer and a foreword by Newport Street Gallery’s Senior Curator, Hugh Allan. Installation shots included.
Jeff Koons is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential artists of the postwar era. Born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955, the American artist investigates themes pertaining to mass culture, commerce, advertising, taste, pleasure and banality. Having once stated, ‘everything already exists in this world’, Koons has redefined approaches to the readymade over the course of his extraordinary career.
8% of proceeds from sales will be donated to ICMEC (International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children) a charity Jeff Koons has long supported. ICMEC is a private, non-government, non-profit global organisation. It combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography and child abduction.