Jeff Koons

Girl with Lobster

Jeff Koons

Girl with Lobster

Price: $10,000.00

Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Pigment Print
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
45
Dimensions:
74,3 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Since his emergence in the 1980s, Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular culture to create his own unique iconography, often controversial and always engaging. His production explores contemporary ideas of pleasure, celebrity, media, commerce, and fame.

"I believe in advertisement and media completely. My art and my personal life are based in it.”

JEFF KOONS

Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his Balloon sculptures), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His production borrows widely from art-historical techniques and styles, and although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic.

Girl with Lobster is a limited-edition print by Jeff Koons that features Gretchen Mol, the star of The Notorious Bettie Page, beside the iconic lobster inflatable with a reflective silver line drawing in the foreground that for Koons is a reference for fertility, Mother Nature, and the painting The Origin of the World by Gustave Courbet.

The result is a combination of striking visuals presented in a formal portrait composition, at once fetishistic and historical, all in one fabulously detailed work. The ready-made lobster, imbued with art-historical references to Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp, is placed into a context with a pin-up model and the result is a commentary on contemporary culture, often bordering between being playful and erotic, at the same time innocent and vulgar.

About the Artist

Koons Artist Artwork Signature

Jeff Koons (born 1955) playfully tests the boundaries of commerce, celebrity, banality and pleasure. He turns banal commercial or everyday objects into art icons by using seductive materials, a shift of scale and a contextual displacement.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Pigment

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.