Jeff Koons Exhibition At The Fondation Beyeler
The Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland is presenting the first exhibition ever devoted by a Swiss museum to renowned American artist Jeff Koons. At the show, Koons exhibits the signature combination of popular and high culture that has informed his art over the past two decades. The presentation focuses on three central series of works – The New, Banality and Celebration – which represent crucial stages in Koons’ development and current creative activity. The New is representative of his early period, going back as far as the 1980’s. Banality includes the traditionally crafted porcelain and wood sculptures which have since become (post-)modern icons, while Celebration exhibits work that Koons has been working for almost twenty years with a series of high-gloss steel sculptures and large-format paintings. The exhibition will be on display until September 2, 2012.