An in-depth study of Koons's entire oeuvre to date. From kinky to kitsch to conceptual, Jeff Koons's art is anything but conformist. Since he stirred up the art world in the 1980s, Koons has been known as somewhat of a bad boy. His exploitation of kitsch and pop imagery has become his trademark, placing him at the forefront of contemporary art.
This exhaustive monograph begins with a biographical essay by "Interview" magazine editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy that puts his work into context and tells his personal story, as well as a text by Eckhard Schneider analyzing Koons from a European perspective. Arranged chronologically by work groups, the book features art historian and critic Katy Siegel's detailed analyses alongside hundreds of large-format images tracing the artist's career from 1979 to today. Also included are an extended bibliography and a lavishly illustrated biography. Fans of Koons's work will find in this volume not only a sumptuous book-object, but also the most comprehensive study of his work ever published.