Jeff Koons will be signing his new book Hulk Elvis on Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gagosian Shop inside the Gagosian Gallery in New York City. This recent publication features Jeff Koons’ painting series, Hulk Elvis, in which he creates large works of the Incredible Hulk, inflatable monkeys, geishas, birds, and the Liberty Bell, all bursting with energy and precision. These spectacular pictorial inventions of brightly-colored silhouettes loom and recede in the swirling delirium of color and line, creating visceral manifestations that dazzle the eye and confound the senses. A text by Scott Rothkopf and an interview between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist are included in this fully illustrated catalogue.
Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis, 2009
Text by Scott Rothkopf; Conversation between Jeff Koons and Hans Ulrich Obrist
12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (31.1 x 31.1 cm); 138 pages; fully illustrated
Designed by Base Design, New York; Printed by Shapco Printing, Minneapolis, MN; Published by Gagosian Gallery, distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
Weight: 5 lb.
If you do not already have your copy of Hulk Elvis, you can purchase the book here.
Jeff Koons was born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania. He received his B.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been widely exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo shows include the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (2003), the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2004), which traveled to the Helsinki City Art Museum (2005); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2008); “Jeff Koons: Versailles”, Chateâu de Versailles, France (2008); and the Neuer Nationalgalerie Berlin (2008–9). Koons lives and works in New York City.