In spring 2019 The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, will stage a major exhibition of Koons's career to date, from his early works of the 1980s to seven works from his celebrated Gazing Ball series, never seen before in the UK. Curated by Koons himself and guest curator Norman Rosenthal, this landmark show will trace Koons's creative trajectory since exploding onto the contemporary art scene in the 1980s.
Koons has been described as the 'most famous, important, subversive, controversial and expensive artist in the world'. He first made his name in New York through the innovative use of the 'readymade' and the appropriation of popular culture subjects, including balloons and dogs. He is best known for his sculptures made in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfacess including, Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as his monumental floral sculpture Puppy, 1992.
Dr Xa Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean, says: 'In showing Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, the world’s oldest public museum where the collections range from prehistory to the present, this exhibition will provoke a conversation between his work and the history of art and ideas with which his work engages. I am sure it will also provoke conversations among those who see it.’
An exhibition that will definitely merit a day trip from London.
|What||Jeff Koons exhibition, Ashmolean|
|Where||Ashmolean, Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH | MAP|
07 Feb 19 – 09 Jun 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Please click here for more information|