Bear and Policeman

polychromed wood
85 x 43 x 37 inches 
215.9 x 109.2 x 94 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 

Bear and Policeman


Bear and Policeman

polychromed wood
85 x 43 x 37 inches 
215.9 x 109.2 x 94 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 

Bear and Policeman

polychromed wood
85 x 43 x 37 inches 
215.9 x 109.2 x 94 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 


Approaching the Figure. Skarstedt, New York, New York [January - February 2018]

In the Cage of Freedom. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany [October 2, 2016 - January 15, 2017]

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [June 9 - September 27, 2015] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27- October 19, 2014] (AP)

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture. Hayward Gallery, London, England [June 17 - September 7, 2014]

Jeff Koons. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland [May 13, 2012 - September 2, 2012]

Childish Things. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland [November 19, 2010 - January 23, 2011]

Pig. Deitch Projects, New York, New York [April 25 - August 9, 2009]

Jeff Koons: Versailles. Château de Versailles, Versailles, France [October 9, 2008 - April 1, 2009] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [May 31 - September 21, 2008] (Edition AP)

New York, New York. Grimaldi Forum, Monaco [July 14 - September 10, 2006] (Edition 2)

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [February 12 – June 5, 2005]; Hayward Gallery, London, England [October 6 – December 11, 2005] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland [January 28 – April 10, 2005]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway [September 4 – December 12, 2004] (Edition 2)

Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan [October 18 2003- January 18, 2004] (AP)

Jeff Koons. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy [June 9 – September 15, 2003] (Edition 2)

Die Epoche der Moderne, Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany [1997] (Edition 2)

Tuning Up #3. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany [1995] (Edition 2)

Tuning Up #2. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany [1994] (Edition 2)

Tuning Up. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany [May 29 - September 25, 1994] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany [March 12 - April 18, 1993]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [November 28, 1992 - January 3, 1993] 

Post Human. FAE Musee d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany [June 14, 1992 - May 1993]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota [July 10 - October 3, 1993] (AP)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California [December 10, 1992 - February 7, 1993] (AP)

High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York [October 7, 1990 - January 15, 1991]; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [February 20 - May 12, 1991]; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California [June 21 - September 15, 1991]

A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California [May 7 - August 13, 1989] 

What is Contemporary Art? Rooseum Malmö, Malmö, Sweden [June - July 1989]

Jeff Koons - Nieuw Werk. Galerie ‘t Venster, organized by Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Netherlands [January 13 - February 8, 1989]

Banality. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 19 – December 23, 1988]

Banality. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany [November 13 – November 30, 1988]


Im Kæfig der Freiheit. Wolfsburg, Germany: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2016, p. 15.

Art + NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Art and Artists. New York: Museyon Inc, 2016, p. 97.

Champion, Julie and Caroline Edde. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Album of the Exhibition. Exh. cat., Belgium: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 25.

Champion, Julie and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Portfolio of the Exhibition. France: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 77.

Galerie Max Hetzler. Remember Everything – 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler. Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2014, pp. 116, 275.

Koons, Jeff and Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal. China: Thames & Hudson, 2014, p. 139 [English Edition].

Koons, Jeff and Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Entretiens avec Norman Rosenthal. Hove, England: Thames & Hudson, 2014, p. 139 [French Edition]. 

Moderna Museet. Sculpture After Sculpture: Fritsch/Koons/Ray. Exh. cat., Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2014 [Texts by Jack Bankowsky, Thomas E. Crow, Nicholas Cullinan, Made Great, conversation between Michael Fried, Isabelle Graw, Michelle Kuo, Charles Ray, Scott Rothkopf], p. 77 (installation view, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1988).

Sterckx, Pierre. “Quand Jeff Koons euphorise l’art.” Beaux Arts editions December 2014, p. 47.

Botta, Carlotta Loverni. "Koons at the Fondation Beyeler." Vogue Italia 15 June 2012.

Cork, Richard. “Childish Things, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.” Financial Times 4 January 2011, illustrated in color.

Ito, Toyoko. "Animal Arthouse." Vogue Hommes Japan (vol. 3) 2009-2010, p. 110, illustrated in color (installation view, Château de Versailles, Versailles, 2009).

Sollins, Marybeth, ed. Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century 5. New York: Art 21, Inc., 2009, p. 98, illustrated in color.

Bader, Graham. "Jeff Koons: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago." Artforum September 2008, p. 449, illustrated in color (installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, 2008).

Holzworth, Hans Werner, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne 2008, pp. 299 (installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, 1988), 304-305 (detail), 306, illustrated in color.

Nakamura, Marie-Pierre. "USA: Jeff Koons." Art Actuel (no. 57) July/August 2008, p. 73, illustrated in color.

Pincus-Witten, Robert. “Passages: The Eyes Had It.” ArtForum January 2008, p. 70, illustrated in color (installation view, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1988). 

Von Wagner, Thomas. "Generation Zeitgeist." Art-Das Kunstmagazin (no. 1) January 2008, p. 4 (installation view, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1988) and p. 40 (installation view, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1988).

Camhi, Leslie. “The Seer - Ileana Sonnabend” New York Times Style Magazine 2 December 2007, pp. 47, 206-209, 234, illustrated.

Seymour, Stephanie. “Jeff Koons: Art Made in Heaven.” Whitewall Fall 2007 (issue 7) p. 140, illustrated in color.

Swenson, Kristen. “Louise Lawler Looks Back.” Art in America December 2006, p. 119, Louise Lawler, "Between Reagan and Bush," 1989 (installation of Banality photographed by Lawler).

Von Hans-Joachim, Müller. “Wir sind Oberammergau.” Monopol (no. 6) December 2006, p. 45, illustrated. 

Miller, Ken. “The Establishment: Jeff Koons.” Tokion March/April 2005, pp. 6, 16, 38-41, illustrated.

Jeff Koons: Highlights of Twenty-Five Years. Exh. cat., New York: C&M Arts, 2004, p. 17, 88 (detail).

Woltmann, Marit, ed. Jeff Koons: Retrospektiv. Exh. cat., Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 2004, p. 88.

Joachimides, Christos M. and Norman Rosenthal, eds. The Age of Modernism: Art in the 20th Century. Berlin: Hatje, 1997, illustrated in color, cat. 334.

Zaunschirm, Thomas. Kunst als Sudenfall: Die Tabuverletzungen des Jeff Koons. Freiburg, Germany: Rombach Verlog, 1996, p. 52.

The 20th Century Art Book. London, 1996, p. 249, illustrated.

From Beyond the Pale: Art and Artists at the Edge of Consensus. Exh. cat., Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 35, illustrated.

Collection pour une region: Richard Baquie, Jedermann N.A., Jeff Koons, Rombouts & Droste, Haim Steinbach. Exh. cat., Bordeaux, CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, 1993, p. 35, illustrated.

Littlejohn, David. “Who is Jeff Koons and Why Are People Saying Such Terrible Things About Him?” Artnews April 1993, p. 92, illustrated.

Sørensen, Jens Erik & Anders Kold, ed. Jeff Koons Retrospektiv. Exh. cat., Århus: Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark, 1993, p. 64.

Jorg-Uwe, Albig. "Jeff Koons, ein Prophet der inneren Leere." Art-Das Kunstmagazin December 1992, p. 57, illustrated.

Koons, Jeff. The Jeff Koons Handbook. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992, p. 115, illustrated in color. 

Muthesius, Angelika, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne, 1992, pp. 25 (installation view, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1988), pl. 22, pp. 120 (detail), 121 illustrated in color, (installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1988).

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool. Exh. cat., Cologne: Galerie Max Hetzler, 1992, p. 31, illustrated.

Selected Works from the Early Eighties: Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons. Exh. cat., Munich: K-Raum Daxner, 1992.

Farrow, Clare, Andreas Papadakis and Nicola Hadges. "Jeff Koons: The Power of Seduction." Art & Design 6 (no. 1-2) January–February 1990, pp. 48-53 [reprinted, New Art International, London: Academy Editions, 1991, pp. 153-157].

Museum of Modern Art. High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture. Exh. cat., New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1990, pp. 396-397, illustrated.

Ammann, Jean-Christophe. “Der Fall Jeff Koons.” Parkett (no. 19) 1989, p. 54.

"Collaborations, Martin Kippenberger-Jeff Koons." Parkett (no. 19) 1989, p. 35, illustrated (installation view).

Edstrom, Peter, Helene Mohlin and Anna Palmqvist. What is Contemporary Art? Malmo: Rooseum, 1989, p. 103, illustrated.

Kertess, Klaus. “Bad” Parkett (no. 19) 1989, p. 35, illustrated.

Mit dem Fernrohr. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Basel, January 1989, pl. 49, illustrated.

Museum of Contemporary Art. A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crises of Representation. Exh. cat., Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1989, pp. 40, 172.

“Atlantisches Bundnis, eine Gesprachsrundemit mit Georg Herold, Jeff Koons und Isabelle Graw.” Wolkenkratzer January–February 1988, pp. 36-42.