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 


Jeff Koons: Lost in America. Qatar Museums Al Riwaq Gallery, Doha, Qatar [November 21, 2021 - March 31, 2022] (Edition 1)

The 80s. Anything Goes, Albertina Modern, Vienna [October 10, 2021- February 13, 2022] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Absolute Value / From the Collection of Marie and Jose Mugrabi, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv [March 10, 2020 - April 3, 2021] (Edition 1)

Now is the Time: 25 Years Collecting Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany [March 24, 2019 - September 29, 2019]

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] (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]


David Hopkins, DARK TOYS, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021), p. 39 (color ill.)

Jeff Koons, Lost in America, exh. cat., ed. Massimiliano Gioni (Milan: Skira, 2021), p. 81 (color ill.)

AnnMarie Perl, "A more public arena: Jeff Koons’ Reinvention in the Midst of Reaganism," Association for Art History, June 2020

Lorenzo Davalos, "Jeff Koons at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art," Complot Magazine, March 7, 2020 (color ill.)

Jessica Steinberg, "Pop artist Jeff Koons and sculptures coming to Tel Aviv," The Times Israel (Israel), February 5, 2020 (color ill.)

Maya Cohen, "From Cicciolina to Gaga: Jeff Koons arrives in Israel," Israel Hayom (Israel), February 4, 2020 (color ill.)

"Dear Living Artist in History: Jeff Koons opens an exhibition in Israel," Maariv (Israel), February 4, 2020 (color ill.)

Naama Riba, "Artist Jeff Koons to Attend Opening of His Tel Aviv Museum Exhibit," Haaretz (Israel), February 4, 2020 (color ill.)

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

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

Julie Champion 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

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

Jeff Koons 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)

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

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

Richard Cork, “Childish Things, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.” Financial Times, January 4, 2011 (color ill.)

Toyoko Ito, "Animal Arthouse." Vogue Hommes Japan (vol. 3) 2009-2010, p. 110 (color ill.)

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

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

Jeff Koons, ed. Hans Werner Holzworth, Cologne 2008, pp. 299, 304-305 (detail), 306 (color ill.)

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

Robert Pincus-Witten, “Passages: The Eyes Had It.” Artforum, January 2008, p. 70 (color ill.)

Thomas Von Wagner, "Generation Zeitgeist." Art-Das Kunstmagazin (no. 1) January 2008, p. 4, p. 40 (ill.)

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

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

Kristen Swenson, “Louise Lawler Looks Back.” Art in America, December 2006, p. 119, Louise Lawler, "Between Reagan and Bush," 1989 (color ill.)

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

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

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

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

The Age of Modernism: Art in the 20th Century, ed. Christos M. Joachimides and Norman Rosenthal (Berlin: Hatje, 1997), p. 334. (color ill.)

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

The 20th Century Art Book, London, 1996, p. 249, (ill.)

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

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, (ill.)

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

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

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

Timothy W. Luke, Shows of Force: Power, Politics, and Ideology in Art Exhibitions (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992)

Jeff Koons, The Jeff Koons Handbook, (London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992), p. 115 (color ill.) 

Suzanne Ramljak, "Interview: Kirk Varnedoe," Sculpture 9, no. 6, November/December, 1990

Robert Storr, "Jeff Koons - Gym Dandy" Interview, Art Press 151 (October 1990), pp. 21 (color ill.)

"An Evening with Jeff Koons," The Smithsonian Associate 18, no. 7, March 1990 (color ill.)

Hunter Drohojowska, "The '80s Stop Making Sense," ARTnews 88, no. 8, October 1989, (color ill.)

Jeff Koons, ed. Angelika Muthesius (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 (ill.)

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)

Clare Farrow, 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]

Adam Gopnik, "Contemporary Reflections," High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, exh. cat., ed. Kirk Varnedoe and Adam Gopnik (New York: Harry N. Abrams,The Museum of Modern Art, 1990) (color ill.)

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

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

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

Jorg-Uwe Albig, "Koons' kitschiger Zombie-Zoo," (text in German) Stern (Hamburg), December 1989

Adam Gopnik, "The Art World: Lost and Found," The New Yorker, February 20, 1989

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

Mit dem Fernrohr, Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Basel, January 1989, pl. 4 (ill.)

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

Kim Levin, "Evil of Banality," Village Voice, December 20, 1988