Pluto and Proserpina

Pluto and Proserpina

mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, live flowering plants
129 x 65 3/4 x 56 5/8 inches
327.7 x 167 x 143.8 cm
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP


Pluto and ProserpinaPluto and Proserpina


Jeff Koons in Florence. Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy [September 25, 2015 - January 21, 2016] (Edition 2)

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


Sarah Brown “Kiehl’s Goes Koons,” Vogue, October 2010, p. 223 (color ill. p. 223, partial view of rendering at studio)

Laurence Mouillefarine, “Jeff Koons un roi a New York,” (Text in French) Madame Figaro (Paris), November 2010, (color ill. p. 159, partial view of model at studio)

Holger Liebs, "Mr. Koons?" Monopol: Special Jeff Koons, 2012, (color ill. p. 44, partial view of model at studio)

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

Silvia Karman Cubina, "Labor of Love," Cultured, Fall 2013, cover, pp. 86- Photographs by Douglas Friedman, (color ill. p. 43, rendering at Oceana Bal Harbour)

Jeff Koons: La Retropsective/A Retrospective, eds. Julie Champion, Caroline Edde, exh. cat. (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014), p. 55 (color ill. p. 55)

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. 36, p. 207 (color ill. p. 207, pl. 128), p. 208 (color ill. p. 208, fig. 5, rendering for Oceana Bal Harbour installation), p. 302

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. 199 (color ill. p. 199, pl. 128, rendering), p. 200 (color ill. p. 200, fig. 5, rendering, Seat Ballerina as "Ballerina (Seated)"), p. 289

Ellen Gamerman, "Jeff Koons Retrospective to Open at the Whitney," The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2014, online

Linda Yablonsky, "All Dogs Go to Heaven," Artforum, July 01, 2014, online (color ill.)

Jed Perl, "The Cult of Jeff Koons," The New Yorker, September 25, 2014, p. 110 (color ill. p. 110, rendering)

Thomas Crow, “American Idol,” Artforum 53, no. 1 (September 2014), p. 314 (color ill. p. 314, installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art)

Bill Powers, "The Time Traveler," Muse, Fall 2014, p. 103

Christophe Moltisanto, “Koons et l’histoire de l’art,” Beaux Arts editions, December 2014 (color ill. p. 61)

Hannah Martin, “Jeff Koons collaborates with Bernardaud,” Architectural Digest, July 30, 2015

Hannah McGivern, "Jeff Koons goes head-to-head with Michelangelo," The Art Newspaper, September 1, 2015

"Jeff Koons in Florence a Palazzo Vecchio di Firenze," La Nouvelle Vague, September 2, 2015

“Koons, sfida d’arte in piazza a Firenze,” L’Arena, September 5, 2015

Francesca Pini, “Jeff Koons: Sono un uomo rinascimentale,” Corriere Della Serre, September 18, 2015

Susan Moore, “Jeff Koons takes on the Old Masters in Florence,” Apollo Magazine, September 29, 2015

Scott Reyburn, “Florence Turns Up the Celebrity Heat,” The New York Times, October 2, 2015

Tomaso Montanari, "La copia dorata di Jeff Koons chesbeffeggia questa Firenze," La Repubblica Firenze, October 2, 2015

Renato Barilli, “La sintesi estrema nell’arte di Koons,” L’Unita, October 11, 2015

Giovanni Manzo, "Fabrizio Moretti presenta Jeff Koons in Florence a cura di Sergio Risaliti," Progetto Art Magazine, December 2015

Massimiliano Tonelli, “Appello a Dario Nardella. Lasciamo Jeff Koons in piazza della Signoria,” Artribune, December 16, 2015

“Progata la mostra di Jeff Koons a Palazzo Vecchio,” 055 Firenze, December 23, 2015

"Jeff Koons in Florence - Prorogata al 21 gennaio 2016," Momento-sera, December 24, 2015

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. 145 (color ill. p. 145)

Daniele Capra, “Jeff Koons, Firenze e il martello calvinista. Parla Nicola Verlato,” Artribune, December 25, 2015

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. 33, p. 211 (color ill. p. 211, pl. 129), p. 212 (color ill. p. 212, fig. 5, Oceana Bel Harbour installation, as "Ballerina (Seated)"), p. 301

Marco de Martino, "Mi chiamo Jeff, sollevo pesi," (Text in Italian) Vanity Fair (Italy) (September 2015), pp. 149 (color ill. p. 150)

Francesco Bonami, "Jeff Koons: Michelangelo e Donatello si interesserebbero al mio lavaro," La Stampa (Firenze) October 3, 2015, pp. 36, (color ill. p. 29, detail of Florence installation, Photo by Serge Risaliti)

Sergio Risaliti, "Jeff Koons: La fecita non e negli oggetti materiali," (Text in Italian) Flash Art (Milan) 48, no. 324 (December 2015-January 2016), pp. 36, (color ill. cover, Florence installation), (color ill. cover, Florence installation, Photo by Serge Domingie)

Elena Cué, "Interview with Jeff Koons," The Huffington Post, July 1, 2016, online (color ill.)

"When Jeff Koons met Michelangelo," The Economist, April 19, 2018, online (color ill.)

Xa Sturgis and Norman Rosenthal, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, exh. cat. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), p. 6

Alexandra Korey, "Talking art with Arturo Galansino," The Florentine (Italy), December 3, 2020, online (color ill.)