Jeff Koons hupcoming publications pay homage to the artists overstated aesthetic with proportions that may dwarf some coffee tables with work that dates back to 1979. This in depth biography also looks at the artist and a career retrospective of his work, complete with hundreds of oversized images. Limited to a pressing of 1,600 copies editor Hans Werner Holzwarth has produced some well worth reading.
Since Koons regularly commands millions on the auction circuit, this book will serve as a large-format approximation of his work for contemporary art enthusiasts of more humble means, which is not to say it’s cheap. The “Collector’s Edition” comes in a cloth-covered clamshell box and will be restricted to 1,500 signed copies that go for $1000 each. The “Art Edition” is much the same, but will likely cost considerably more, as it is limited to 100 copies and accompanied by “an artwork." The nature of the work remains unclear, but odds are it won’t be a 90-ton puppy statue.
Both editions will be available in April. You can preorder them at Taschen.
Info from Cool Hunting