The Post-Pop Superstar

An in-depth study of Koons' entire oeuvre to date

Which living artists keep their price? Who will be regarded as an investment 30 years from now? Both limited edition artist monographs of this book sold out in months, attaining instant investment status.
Here comes the standard edition! 

The definitive work on the most controversial artist of his generation: see the exhibition in Berlin and remember why you’ve always loved Koons, even though you’d love to hate him—he’s not only richer, but better looking. Then plunge into this Taschen überwerk and revel in the kinky and kitsch, but always conceptual art of Jeff Koons. Basketballs in tanks! Stainless steel blow-ups! Topiary dog sculptures! Michael and Bubbles in porcelain. No artist since Warhol has made the banal appear so profound, and the trivial carry such import.

Includes a biographical essay, analyis of Koons from a European perspective, and a scholarly study of his work. With hundreds of large format full color images, it traces Koons’ career from 1979 to today. A sumptuous objet d’art—he says so himself—and the definitive overview of Koons’ work.
The authors:
Eckhard Schneider was head of the Nordhorn Municipal Gallery 1976-89, business manager and artistic director of the Kunstverein Hannover, 1990-2000, and Director of Kunsthaus Bregenz 2000-08. His is currently general manager of the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, Ukraine.

Katy Siegel is an associate professor of art history and criticism at Hunter College-CUNY, and a contributing editor to Artforum. She has written extensively about modern and contemporary art including, most recently, catalogue essays on Richard Tuttle, Takashi Murakami, and Dana Schutz.

Ingrid Sischy is a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair. A former staff writer, photography and fashion critic at The New Yorker, she was editor in chief of Interview, 1989-2008. She has profiled Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Nicole Kidman, and Madonna, among many others.

The editor:
Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor based in Berlin, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. For TASCHEN he has edited, among other titles, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch and Ai Weiwei.
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Jeff Koons

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Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.1 in., 592 pages
$ 69.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"Das Koons-Buch aus dem TASCHEN-Verlag zeigt auf knapp 600 Seiten die größten Werke des Kitschkönigs."
— Hamburger Morgenpost, Hamburg, Germany
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