Lobster

polychromed aluminum, and coated steel chain 
57 7/8 x 37 x 17 1/8 inches, plus chain at variable height
147 x 94 x 43.5 cm, plus chain at variable height
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP
2003


Lobster

Details

Lobster

polychromed aluminum, and coated steel chain 
57 7/8 x 37 x 17 1/8 inches, plus chain at variable height
147 x 94 x 43.5 cm, plus chain at variable height
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP
2003

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EXHIBITED: 

Reds. Mnuchin Gallery, New York, New York [April 27 - June 9, 2018]

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

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

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

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 3)

Jeff Koons: Popeye. Gagosian Gallery - Davies Street, London, England [June 1 – July 27, 2007]

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]

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. C&M Arts, New York, New York [April 7 - June 5, 2004]

Popeye. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 8 - December 19, 2003]

LITERATURE: 

Jeff Koons. Lost in America, exh. cat., ed. Massimiliano Gioni (Milan: Skira, 2021).

Jeff Koons: Muceum. Works from the Pinault Collection (Paris:  Éditions Dilecta, 2021), p. 98, p. 181.

Rachel Kushner, The Hard Crowd (London: Penguin Random House UK, 2021), p. 69.

Barbara Lane, "Barbara Lane Interiors," Pointed Leaf Press, (New York: Pointed Leaf Press, 2020), p. 343.

"Le saviez-vous ? La sculpture contemporaine," Connaissance des Arts (France), October 7, 2019, online (color ill., Chateau de Versailles installation).

Florence Dartois, "1997, Jeff Koons : "Pour moi, l'art est de l'ordre du rationnel"," Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (France), April 10, 2019, online.

Massimiliano Gioni, Appearance Stripped Bare, Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even, exh. cat. (London: Phaidon, 2019), p. 128, p. 197, p. 224, p. 228 (color ill. p. 229).

Massimiliano Gioni, Appearance Stripped Bare, Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even. (Text in Spanish) (London: Phaidon, 2019), p. 128, p. 197, p. 224, p. 228 (color ill. p. 229), p. 253.

Christie’s: Post-war and Contemporary Art, May 5, 2018, p. 130 (color ill. pp. 130-135, lot 17B).

Philipp Hindahl, "Koons wird von Sammler verklagt," Monopol (Germany), April 24, 2018, online (color ill., Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao installation).

Clayton Press, Reds, exh. cat. (East Greenwich: Meridian Printing, 2018), (color ill. pp. 56-57).

Susan Sollins, “Interview with Jeff Koons and Susan Sollins” in Being an Artist, (New York: Art21, 2018), (color ill. p. 148, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Javier Pes, Jose Da Silva, and Emily Sharpe, "Visitor Figures 2015 - Jeff Koons is the toast of Paris and Bilbao," The Art Newspaper, March 31, 2016, online (color ill.).

Michaël Amy, "A Supreme Trouble-Maker in Crowd-Pleasing," Sculpture 34, no. 2 (March 2015), p. 56.

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: Retrospectiva, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (Bilbao: Guggenheim Bilbao, Companhia Empreendimento Sabara, 2015), p. 185 (color ill. p. 185, pl. 107), p. 300.

E.P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello, Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons (San Francisco, Chronicle Books LLC, 2015), (color ill. p. 113, model).

Julie Champion and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective La Portfolio De L'Exposition/The Retrospective The Portfolio of The Exhibition, ed. Julie Champion, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2015), p. 125 (color ill. p. 125).

Aurelie Romanacce, "Jeff Koons: Le Roi de Paris," (Text in French) Arts Magazine, no. 93 (December 2014), (color ill.).

Colin Lemoine, Philippe Piguet, and Fabien Simode, "Masterchefs, ces artistes chefs d’entreprise qui ne mettent pas la main à la pâte," Text in French) L'oeil (Paris) 674 (December 2014), (color ill. pp. 38-39).

Myriam Boutoulle, "Jeff Koons, a star in Paris," (Text in French) Connaissance des Arts, (December 2014), (color ill. p. 69).

Sonya Liu, "Art that Goes Pop," (Text in Mandarin) Kempinski (China), Winter 2014, (color ill. p. 28, Schloss Arolsen installation).

Ingrid Sischy, "Cover story: L'art de la Provoc - Jeff Koons" Vanity Fair (France) (October 2014), (color ill. cover).

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons, l'art gonflé!" Vanity Fair (France), (October 2014), (color ill., model, Photo by Martin Schoeller).

Manami Fujimori, "Jeff Koons," (Text in Japanese) Art Techo (Japan) 66, no. 1012, (October 2014), (color ill. p. 39).

Rachel Harrison, "Thanks for the Memories," Artforum 53, no. 1 (September 2014), (color ill. p. 4, detail), (color ill. p. 319, detail).

Jae-Su Kim, "A Magician of Creation and Destruction," (Text in Japanese) Art in Asia (Japan), August 2014.

Ariella Budick, "Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum," Financial Times, July 4, 2014, (color ill.).

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, "Divide and Rule," (Text in Korean) Harper's Bazaar (Korea) (April 2014), (color ill. p. 87).

Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), p. 173 (color ill. p. 173, pl. 106), p. 289.

Bernard Blistène, Antonio Damasio, Jeffrey Deitch, Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdörfer, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Pamela M. Lee, Scott Rothkopf, and Alexander Nagel, Jeff Koons: La Rétrospective, ed. Scott Rothkopf, exh. cat. (New York and Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 181 (color ill. p. 181, pl. 106), p. 301.

Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal (Thames & Hudson, 2014), (color ill., cover).

Jeff Koons: La Retropsective/A Retrospective, eds. Julie Champion, Caroline Edde, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 47 (color ill. p. 47).

Jeff Koons pour les enfants (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), (color ill. p. 13).

Neale Whitaker, "Slightly Surreal," Belle (Australia) (November 2013), (color ill. p. 78, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Jerry Saltz, "Creator and Destroyer of Worlds. Taking in the mad perfectionism of Jeff Koons," New York Magazine, June 30 - July 13, 2013, p. 103.

Carol Swanson, "The Age of Jeff Koons", New York Magazine, May 13, 2013, (color ill. p. 29).

Joachim Pissarro, Jeff Koons: Almine Rech Gallery (Brussels: Almine Rech, 2013), p. 73, p. 81.

"Jeff Koons: Epitome of Desire", Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (China) Art edition, January 2012, (color ill. p. 94, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Paola Nicolin, "So Different, So Appealing," Kaleidoscope 11, Summer 2011, p. 189.

Lydia Schmid, "Jeff Koons Er denkt in Gigadimensionen, seine Werke nicht subtil, aber spektakular. Atelierbesuch bei einem der teuersten Kunstler der Welt," (Text in German) Elle (Germany), May 2011, (color ill. p. 140, model).

Jan Blanc and Florence Jaillet, Dans l'atelier des artistes: Les coulisses de la creation de Leonard de Vinci a Jeff Koons (Beaux Arts editions, 2011), (color ill. p. 260).

"Jeff Koons the Top Selling Artist," (Text in Mandarin) Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (China), February 2010, (color ill. p. 158, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Francis Naumann, Jeff Koons: New Paintings, ed. Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (Beverly Hills: Gagosian Gallery, 2010), p. 4, p. 5 (color ill. p. 5, fig. 9), p. 21, p. 22 (color ill. p. 22).

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons - Popeye Sculpture, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, 2010), p. 8 (ill. p. 8).

Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008, exh. cat., (Greenwich: The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, 2010), (color ill. cover, detail), (color ill. p. 9, detail), (color ill. pp. 78-79, Brant Foundation installation, partial view), (color ill. p. 108), (color ill. p. 175).

William Jeffett, Dali Doubled: From Surrealism to the Self, A New Critical View of Dali (St. Petersburg, FL: The Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., 2010), (color ill. p. 301).

Ezra Petronio, "Conversations: Stella McCartney & Jeff Koons," Self Service, no. 30 (Spring/Summer 2009), p. 326.

Art:21: Art in the Twenty-First Century 5, ed. Marybeth Sollins (New York: Abrams Books/Art21, Inc., 2009), (color ill. p. 90), p. 94.

Eric "Koons, Chateau Versailles," Frog (Paris), 2009, (color ill., detail).

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Scott Rothkopf, Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis, eds. Stefan Ratibor and Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009), p. 14, p. 40 (color ill. p. 41, fig. 42).

Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Pierre Arizzoli-Clementel, Francois Pinault, Edouard Papet, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Elena Guena, Laurent Le Bon, Michel Houllebecq, Jeff Koons: Versailles, exh. cat. (Paris: Editions Xavier Barral, 2009), p. 20, p. 48 (color ill. p. 49, Chateau de Versailles installation), (color ill. p. 50, Chateau de Versailles installation), (color ill. p. 51, Chateau de Versailles installation, side view), p. 111, p. 124, p. 142 (color ill. p. 142), p. 184.

Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obtrist (foreword and conversation), Frederic Tuten, Arthur C. Danto, and Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, eds. Kathryn Rattee and Melissa Larner, exh. cat. (London: Serpentine Gallery and Koenig Books, 2009), p. 35 (color ill. p. 34), p. 69, p. 72, p. 76.

Christopher Mooney, "Jeff Koons: Chateau de Vaersailles," ArtReview 28 (December 2008), p. 131.

Michael Houellebecq, "Jeff Koons", Art World 7 (October/November 2008), p. 32 (color ill. p. 33, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Bernard Genies, "Un artiste revolutionnaire," Challenges n. 134, September 4, 2008, (color ill., rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

"Coups de Koons," (Text in French) Femmes (France), September 2008, (color ill. p. 57, rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

"Jeff Koons a Versailles," (Text in French) Elle (France), September 2008, (color ill., rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

"King Koons," (Text in French) Elle (France), August 2008, (color ill., rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

"Jeff Koons: il fait sa Revolution Pop Chez Louis XIV," Gala (French), May 2008, (color ill. p. 78, rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Angela Doland, "Koons zany sculptures on display at Versailles," Associated Press, 2008, (color ill.).

Gabriela Walde, "Sunnyboy der Amerikanischen Kunst," Berliner Morgenpost, 2008, (color ill. p. III).

Isabelle de Wavrin, "L'enterprise Jeff Koons," Beaux Arts éditions, 2008, (color ill. p. 114, rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Jeff Koons, ed. Francesco Bonami, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), (color ill. p. 16), p. 104 (color ill. p. 104), p. 115).

Jeff Koons: Versailles, Beaux Arts éditions, 2008, (color ill. p. 31, rendering, Chateau de Versailles installation).

Luther Blissett, "Les obsessions majeures de Koons," (Text in French) Beaux Arts/TTM éditions (Paris), 2008, (color ill. p. 32).

Josiah McElheny, "Readymade Resistance," Artforum, October 2007, (color ill. p. 327).

Stephanie Seymour, "Art Made in Heaven," Whitewall Magazine, Issue 7 (Fall 2007), (color ill. p. 125, model), (color ill. p. 125).

"Jeff Koons on Track," Art and Living, Summer 2007, (color ill. p. 108).

Laura Lazzaroni, "Jeff Koons", L'Uomo Vogue, no. 381 (May/June 2007), (color ill. pp. 214-215, work in progress in studio, Photo by Sante D’Orazio).

Anouchka Roggeman and Karen Wright, “Koons on Koons,” Modern Painters, June 2006, (color ill. pp. 68-69).

Jeff Koons, "Gretchen Mol: Portfolio by Jeff Koons", The New York Times, March, 12, 2006, (color ill. p. 59).

Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Jeff Koons: Supercontemporanea Series, ed. Francesco Bonami, exh. cat. (Verona: Monsadori Printing, 2006).

Cheryl Kaplan, "Door to Door: A Visit to Jeff Koons' Studio," db-art.info, June 2005, online, (ill.).

Germano Celant, "Jeff Koons," (Text in Italian) Interni, no. 4 (April 2004), (color ill. p. 90).

Linda Yablonsky, "Jeff Koons," Art + Auction, (March 2004), p. 36 (color ill. p. 37).

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years, exh. cat. (New York: C&M, 2004), p. 60 (color ill. p. 61, pl. 20), p. 87 (color ill. p. 87, pl. 20).

Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, ed. by Marit Woltmann, exh. cat. (Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 2004), p. 54, p. 84, p. 114 (color ill. p. 114), p. 133, p. 148, (ill. p. 150, model).

Eduardo Cicelyn, Mario Codognato, and Elena Guena, Jeff Koons: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli, exh. cat. (Naples: Electa Napoli, 2003), (ill. p. 136), (ill. p. 140), (ill. pp. 144-145, work in progress), (ill. p. 146, work in progress).