Michael Jackson and Bubbles

42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches 
106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 

Michael Jackson and Bubbles


Michael Jackson and Bubbles

42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches 
106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 

Michael Jackson and Bubbles

42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches 
106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 


Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo [June 22 – October 8, 2023]

Jeff Koons - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo [September 28 - November 29, 2018]

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now). The Met Breuer, New York, New York [March 21 - July 22, 2018]

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain [June 9 - September 27, 2015] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015] (Edition 1)

Sculpture after Sculpture: Fritsch/Koons/Ray. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden [October 11, 2014 - January 18, 2015] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27- October 19, 2014] (Edition 1)

To Be With Art Is All We Ask. Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway [September 29, 2012 - January 31, 2013] (Edition 2)

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York [September 18 - December 31, 2012]

Jeff Koons: The Sculptor. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 - September 23, 2012] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland [May 13, 2012 - October 2, 2012] (AP)

The Anniversary Show. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California [December 19, 2009 - January  16, 2011] (Edition 3)

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

Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA: Inaugural Installation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California [February 16 - September 30, 2008] (AP)

Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois [May 31 - September 21, 2008] (Edition 3)

More than the World: Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway [September 16 – December 17, 2006] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland [January 28 – April 10, 2005] (Edition 2)

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

Close-Up - Contemporary American Art in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland [May 15, 2004 - June 6, 2004]

Monument to Now. DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece [June 22, 2004 - March 6, 2005] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. C&M Arts, New York, New York [April 7 - June 5, 2004] (Edition 3)

Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California [October 7, 2001 - January 6, 2002]; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. [March 16 – June 3, 2002]; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts [July 28 – October 20, 2002]; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain [February 15 – September 7, 2003] (AP)

The Arken Collection. Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark [2003] (Edition 2)

Au–dela du spectacle. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 19, 2000 – January 8, 2001]

Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois [March 2000 - January 2001]

Jeff Koons: A Millennium Celebration. DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece [December 15, 1999 - May 15, 2000] (Edition 1)

Group Show. Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California [December 10,1997 - July 21, 1999] (AP)

Everything That's Interesting Is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece [January 20 - April 20, 1996] (Edition 1)

It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art. Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona [March - June 1995] 

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

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

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark [January 22 – February 28, 1993]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California [December 10, 1992 - February 7, 1993] (Edition 3)

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

Image World: Art and Media Culture. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [November 1989 - February 1990]

Banality. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois [December 3, 1988 – January 7, 1989]

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

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


"Why Streetwear Fans Should Care About Jeff Koons," Highsnobiety, April 27, 2017

Stella Paul, Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art. London: Phaidon Press, 2017, pp. 147-148, illustrated.

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

Richard H. Saunders, American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. China: University Press of New England, 2016, p. 87.

Moze Halperin, "Michael Jackson's Chimpanzee Bubbles is Getting His Own Stop-Motion Film From Dan Harmon's Production Company," Flavorwire, March 18, 2016.

Hans Werner Holzwarth, Koons. Cologne: Taschen, 2015, pp. 46-47.

Asian Art Museum. Gorgeous. Exh. cat., San Francisco: Asian Art Museum/SFMoMA, 2014, pp. 16, 26, 33.

Romanacce Aurélie, “Jeff Koons: Le Roi Midas.” Arts Magazine, December 2014, cover image, p. 109.

Klaus Biesenbach, Henry Darger. Munich: Prestel, 2014, p. 20.

David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds. The Image of the Black in Western Art The Twentieth Century: The Rise of the Black Artists. Italy: The President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2014, pp. 260-261.

Julie Champion and Caroline Edde. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Album of the Exhibition. Exh. cat., Belgium: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 29.

Julie Champion and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Portfolio of the Exhibition. France: Centre Pompidou, 2014, pp. 82-83.

Véronique Prat, “Jeff Koons avec ses millions, il achète de Manet.” Le Figaro, November 29, 2014, p. 52.

Jeff Koons and Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Entretiens avec Norman Rosenthal. Hove, England: Thames & Hudson, 2014, p. 141 [French Edition].

Jeff Koons and Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal. China: Thames & Hudson, 2014, p. 141 [English Edition].

Judicaël Lavrador, “Jeff Koons: génie ou imposteur?” Beaux Arts editions, November 2014, pp. 134-135.

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], inside cover page, p. 27.

Pierre Sterckx, “Quand Jeff Koons euphorise l’art.” Beaux Arts editions, December 2014, pp. 44-45.

Nathalie Guiot, Conversations Artists and Collectors. France: Black Jack Editions, November 2013, p. 152-173.

Raphaël Bouvier, Jeff Koons - Der Künstler als Täufer. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2012, p. 251 (pl. 16).

Naomi Campbell, "Jeff Koons." Interview [Germany] November 2012, p. 102.

Fondation Beyeler. What is Art? 27 Questions, 27 Answers. Basel: Hatje Cantz, 2012, cover.

Barbara Gärtner, “Summer of Jeff.” Architectural Digest [Germany] July/August 2012, p. 97.

Mark Getlein, Living with Art. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 10th ed., 2012, p. 244.

Hans Ulrich Obrist, The Conversation Series 22 : Jeff Koons. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012, p. 41.

"Ab ins All!" Monopol, March 2011.

Connie Bruck, "Broad's Way." Monopol, April 2011, p. 52 (color ill.) 

Philippe Dagen, Françoise Hamon, and Jean-Baptiste Minnaert. Epoque Contemporaine XIXe - XXIe Siècle. Paris: Flammarion, 2011, p. 578 (color ill) 

Fondazione Prada. Ca' Corner Della Regina. Milan: Progetto Prada Arte, 2011, pp. 38, 221 (color ill.) 

“Jeff Koons: Winter Bears.” Christie’s A Private View, January 2011, p. 127 (color ill.) 

Maria Puente, “Baby Boomers helped democratize art.” USA Today, January 1, 2011, (color ill.) 

Francesco Bonami, Dal Partenone Al Panettone. Milan: Electa, 2010, p. 138 (color ill.) 

Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection [curated by Jeff Koons]. New York: New Museum, 2010, p. 14, 144 (color ill.) 

Vogue Nippon: Gioiello, Spring 2010, p. 28 (color ill.) 

Jane Bishop, Corey Keller, Sarah Roberts, ed. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 Years of Looking Forward. San Francisco, 2009, pl. 244, pp.  414, 433, 434 (color ill.) 

Jonathan Jones, "Opportunist or moral satirist?" The Guardian Weekly, July 31, 2009, p. 34 (color ill.) 

Jonathan Jones, "Not just the king of kitsch." The Guardian June 30, 2009, pp. 6-7 (color ill.) 

Jacinto Lageira, "Celebration's Deception" Esse: Arts & Opinions (vol. 67) Fall 2009, p. 9, illustrated in color (installation view, Château de Versailles, Versailles, 2008).

Hans Mendl and Marcus Schiefer Ferrari, eds. Religion vernetzt. Munich 2009, p. 15 (color ill.) 

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons: The Conversation Series. Germany: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2009 [First draft], p. 39.

"What's On 12/2009." The Art Newspaper (no. 208) December 2009, p. 68 (color ill.) 

Ossian Ward, "Hello sailor!" Time Out London, July 2, 2009, p. 22 (color ill.) 

Cecchini, "Jeff Koons: La estetizacion del consumismo." Textofilia (no. 17) [Mexico] 2008, p. 58 (color ill.) 

Hans Werner Holzwarth, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne 2008, pp. 290-291, installation view (color ill.) 

Michael Houellebecq, "Jeff Koons." Art World (issue 7) October/November 2008, p. 33, illustrated in color (installation view, Château de Versailles, Versailles, 2008).

Le Figaro. September 11, 2008, p. 1 (color ill.) 

Barbie Nadeau, "The Vatican Breaks Its Da Vinci Code." Newsweek Magazine, September 22, 2008, p. 71 (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, pp. 89-92.

Paul Chan, “Fearless Symmetry.” ARTFORUM, March 2007, p. 264.

Jeff Koons, ed. “Jeff Koons Profile, Head to Head with Stella McCartney, Artwork.” Wallpaper, October 2007.

Ann Landi, “How Jeff Koons Became a Superstar: Kelly Devine Thomas tracked the way an artist shaped his own career (Top Ten).” ARTnews, November 2007, p. 187 (color ill.) 

Emmanuelle LeQueux, "Marche de l'art: l'annee de tous les records" BC/BE Contemporary Autumn 2007, p. 48 (color ill.) 

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

Philip Utz, “Catching up with Jeff Koons.” Numero (no. 6) [Tokyo] September 2007, p. 69 (color ill.) 

Daniella Walsh, “Jeff Koons: On Track.” Art & Living (no. 7) Summer 2007, p. 46 (color ill.) 

Hur Tae-Woo, “Jeff Koons: An artist who made banality blue chip.” Asiana, May 2007, p. 4.

“The Artist’s Who Still Matter: Twenty Living, Working New Yorkers Whose Art Changed Art.” New York Magazine 15 October 2007.

Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Jeff Koons (Supercontemporanea series). Milan, 2006, pp. 56-57 (color ill.) 

Richard Lacayo, “How Does the 80s Art Look Now?” Time, March 28, 2005, pp. 59-60, illustrated.

Glenn McNatt, "Pop with No Apologies." The Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2005.

Kelly Devine Thomas, “The Selling of Jeff Koons.” Art News (104, no. 5) May 2005, p. 118 (color ill.) 

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. Exh. cat., New York: C&M Arts, 2004, p. 72, 73, 83.

Marit Woltmann, ed. Jeff Koons Retrospektiv. Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 2004, p. 86.

Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Naples: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 2003, p. 65 (color ill.) 

Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980 - 2002. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Bielefeld, 2002, p. 23 (pl. v), illustrated in color (installation view).

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Preview, September/October 2002, p. 13.

Shortcuts from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Exh. cat., Greece: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2002, pp. 26 (detail), 39 (installation view, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, 1996), p. 56-57 (installation view, DESTE Foundation, Athens, 2000), 61 (installation view, DESTE Foundation, Athens, 2000).

Anselm Wagner, "Einfach ubertrieben." Frame January-March 2002, p. 81 (color ill.) 

Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Etheral. Exh. cat., Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2000, p. 38 (fig. 19, color ill.) 

Donald Kuspit, Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today). New York: Allworth Press, 2000, p. 160, illustrated.

Norman Rosenthal and Michael Archer. Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art. London 2000, p. 232, illustrated.

Ingrid Sischy, “Koons, High and Low.” Vanity Fair, March 2000, p. 271 (color ill.) 

Lizzie Zucker Saltz, “Manufacturing Validity.” Art Papers July/August 1999, p. 29 (color ill.) 

Thomas Sokolowski, “The Century’s 25 Most Influential Artists: Pop Star.” Art News, May 1999, p. 151 (color ill.) 

Matthew Collings, It Hurts: New York Art from Warhol to Now. London 1998, p. 52 (color ill.) 

Tom. Carson, “The Big Picture.” Village Voice, June 17, 1997, p. 53.

Ruben Gallo, “Violencia [interview with Hal Foster].” Trans, 1997, pp. 42-43, illustrated.

Like Art Itself, Duane Hanson, Saatchi Gallery. Exh. cat., London: Saatchi Gallery, 1997, p. 9 (color ill.) 

John Caldwell, This is About Who We Are: The Collected Writings of John Caldwell. San Francisco 1996, p. 204, illustrated.

Linda Weintraub, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society 1970s-1990s. Hong Kong 1996, p. 197, illustrated.

It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art. Exh. cat., Phoenix Museum of Art, 1995, p. 65, illustrated.

Prof. Dr. P. Beye, Dr. W. A. Lbeeren and J. E. Sorensen, eds. Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum, 1993 [Texts by Wim Beeren, Gudrun Inboden, and Peter Schjeldahl], p. 61.

Jens Erik Sørensen and Anders Kold, ed. Jeff Koons Retrospektiv. Exh. cat., Århus: Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark, 1993, p. 59.

"Kitsch As Koons Can." Prinz Magazine, May 1993, p. 144 (color ill.) 

“In Short, Non Fiction: The Jeff Koons Handbook.” Entertainment Weekly, February 12, 1993, p. 51 (color ill.) 

Hilton Kramer, “Despite Fracas over Safer’s 60 Minutes Segment, Koons Still Undefended.” New York Observer, October 18, 1993, p. 23, illustrated.

“Jeff Koons.” Diva, June 1993, pp. 36-38, illustrated.

Christian Kammerling, “Umarmt eure Vergangenheit” Suddeutsche Zeitung (no. 46) November 13, 1992, illustrated on the cover and pp. 32-34, 36 (installation view).

Jorg-Uwe Albig, “Jeff Koons, ein Prophet der inneren Leere.” Art-Das Kunstmagazin (no. 12) December 1992, p. 56 (color ill.) 

Jeff Koons, The Jeff Koons Handbook. London: Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1992, pp. 108-109 (color ill.) 

Angelika Muthesius, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne 1992, pp. 116-117 (pl. 19) (color ill.) 

“Was ist Kunst?” Buxtehuder Tagblatt, March 3 1992, p. 1, illustrated.

"Fräls oss i vår banalitet" Konstnären, March 1991, p. 7 (color ill.) 

William Dennisuk, “Jeff Koons.” Tiade (no. 2) June 1991, p. 1, illustrated.

Janet Kutner, “San Francisco joins the Art Race.” The Dallas Morning News May 30, 1991, p. 1, illustrated.

Arnulf Rainer, Primaten, April 1, 1991, p. 1, illustrated.

Nelly de Zwaann, “Pop-Art: Noem je dat kunst?” Cosmopolitan, April 1, 1991, pp. 68-71 (color ill.) 

David Bonetti, “SFMOMA has a Serious Change of Art.” San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, March 1, 1991, pp. 1-2, illustrated.

“Design Notebook” Mirabella, January 1, 1991, p. 58 (color ill.) 

Paul Depondt, “Beeldende kunst heft last van burengerucht.” Volksrant, December 1990, p. 1, illustrated.

Peter Schjeldahl, “Rembrandt: Jeff Koons – Ja Kaikki Muut.” Taide (no. 6) December 1990, p. 23, illustrated.

Denise Barricklow, “Jeff Koons” The Face, December 1990, pp. 104-108, illustrated.

“Gaukler unter sich.” Hamburger Abendblatt, November 11 1990, p. 1, illustrated.

“Der Kunstler Jeff Koons.” Ostholsteiner Anzeiger, November 23, 1990, p. 1, illustrated.

“Jeff Koons” Weitersehen 18 November 1990, pp. 107-113, illustrated.

Rene Ammann, “Die Kunst, Kunst und Kitsch zu verkitten.” SonnatgsZeitung, November 11, 1990, p. 41, illustrated.

Wolfgang Max Faust, “Kunst mit Kitsch: Aufstand gegen den guten Geschmack.” Art-Das Kunstmagazin, September 1990, cover, pp. 34-35, (color ill.) 

Andrew Renton, Jeff Koons and the Art of the Deal: Marketing (as) Sculpture. Performance (no. 61) September 1990, p. 21, illustrated.

“Jeff Koons,” Reconnaissance, May 5, 1990, p. 1, illustrated.

John Caldwell, A Generation. New York, 1990, p. 17, illustrated.

Michael Kimmelman, “Which Way for the Whitney.” The New York Times February 18, 1990, p. 35, illustrated (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1989).

Andew Renton, “Super Star.” Blitz, January 1, 1990, p. 52-59 (color ill.)

“Kitsch jenseits von Gut und Bose” Art-Das Kunstmagazin (no. 9) September 1990, cover (detail), pp. 34-35 (color ill.)

Klaus Kertess, “BAD” Parkett (no. 19) Zurich 1989, p. 36 (color ill.)

Jorg-Uwe Albig, “Koons kitschiger Zombie Zoo.” Stern, December 21 1989, p. 111 (color ill.)

“Leute von Morgen” Bunte, July 20, 1989, p. 6 (ill.)

Richard Lacayo, “Jeff Koons.” People Magazine, June 8, 1989, p. 128 (color ill.)

Stuart Morgan, “Jeff Koons Fun.” Artscribe, March 1989, p. 49 (color ill.)

Ann Berman, “Jeff Koons Resume.” Avenue, February 1989, p. 114 (ill.)

Kim Levin,“The Evil of Banality.” Village Voice, 20 December 1988, p. 115 (ill.)

Hilton Kramer, “Koons Show.” New York Observer, 19 December 1988, p. 11 (ill.)

Michael Brenson, “Greed Plus Glitz with a Dallop of Innocence.” The New York Times, December 18, 1988, p. 41 (ill.)

Octavio Zaya, “Sabre Jeff Koons y los signos de nuestre tiempo.” Balcon, October 1988, p. 55

Peter Carslen, “Jeff Koons.” Contemporanea (vol. 1) September–October 1988, p. 41, (color ill., original clay model)