Bob Hope

stainless steel
17 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches 
43.2 x 14 x 14 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP

Bob Hope


Bob Hope

stainless steel
17 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches 
43.2 x 14 x 14 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP


New York, Sonnabend Gallery, Group Show: Ashley Bickerton, Peter Halley, Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman, October 8 – November 8, 1986 (Edition 1)

Kassel, Museum Fridericianum, Schlaf Der Vernunft, February 21 – May 23, 1988 (Edition 2)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Image World: Art and Media Culture, 1989

Newport Beach, Newport Harbor Art Museum, OBJECTives: The New Sculpture, April 8 - June 24, 1990

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Aarhus Kunstmuseum; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, November 28, 1992 – January 3, 1993 (Amsterdam), January 22 – February 28, 1993 (Aarhaus), March 12 – April 18, 1993 (Stuttgart) (Edition 1)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Jeff Koons, December 10, 1992 – February 7, 1993 (San Francisco), July 10 – October 3, 1993 (Minneapolis)

Paris, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Jeff Koons, September 30 – November 29, 1997

Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art; Helsinki City Art Museum, Jeff Koons: Retrospective, September 4 – December 12, 2004 (Oslo), January 28 – April 10, 2005 (Helsinki) (Edition 1)

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons, May 31 – September 21, 2008

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

Paris, The Centre Pompidou, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, November 26, 2014 – April 27, 2015 (AP)

Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, June 9 – September 27, 2015 (AP)

San Diego, Timken Museum of Art, Metonymies: A Dialogue with Twentieth-Century Works form the Sonnabend Collection, February 7 – May 5, 2019 (Edition 1)

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


Jeff Koons, "A Text by Jeff Koons," Spazio Umano (Milan), no. 4 (October-December 1986), (ill. p. 86)

Peter Schjeldahl, "A Visit to the Salon of Autumn 1986," Art in America 74, no. 12. (December 1986), p. 16

Kay Larson, “Masters of Hype,” New York, November 1986, pp. 100

Dan Cameron, "NY Art Now: The Saatchi Collection," exh. cat. (Milan: Giancarlo Politi, 1987), p. 11

Robert Kleyn, "Nuovi Concetti," (text in Italian) Tema Celeste (Milan), January/March 1987, p. 60

Giancarlo Politi, "Luxury and Desire. An Interview with Jeff Koons," Flash Art (Milan), no. 132 (February/March 1987), p. 76

Allan Schwartzman, "The Yippie-Yuppie Artist," Manhattan Inc, December 1987, (color ill. p. 139)

Germano Celant, Unexpressionism: Art Beyond the Contemporary (New York, Rizzoli, 1988), (color ill. pp. 332-333, 341)

Dirk Schwarze, "Schlaf der Vernunft," Kunstforum International No. 94, Apr/May 1988, p. 249

Peter Plagens, "International Shows: Under Western Eyes," Art in America 77, no. 1 (January 1989), p. 36

Image World, Art and Media Culture, ed. by Marvin Heiferman, Lisa Phillips, and John G. Hanhardt, exh. cat. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989), (ill. p. 69)

Donald Kuspit, "Breakfast of Duchampians," Contemporanea 2, no. 3 (May 1989), (color ill. p. 69)

Nick Jenkins, "Mr. Koons," Tatler, November 1989, p. 146

OBJECTives: The New Sculpture, exh. cat. (Newport Beach, Calif.: Newport Harbor Art Museum; New York: Rizzoli, 1990), (color ill. p. 96-97)

Jane Greenstein, "Double Vision: Two Court Battles Decide When Appropriation is Inappropriate," Art & Antiques 7, no. 1 (January 1990), p. 23

William Wilson, "Sculpture Show Lends Meaning to Emptiness," Los Angeles Times, April 10, 1990

The Jeff Koons Handbook (London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992), pp. 20, 76, 158

Jeff Koons, ed. Angelika Muthesius (Köln: Taschen, 1992), p. 21 (color ill. p. 95)

John R. Lane (foreword), John Caldwell, Jim Lewis, Daniela Salvioni, and Brian Wallis, Eugenie Candau (exhibition history and bibliography), Jeff Koons: Retrospective SFMOMA, ed. Fronia W. Simpson, exh. cat. (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1992), pp. 12, 87, 132 (color ill. p. 87)

David Littlejohn, "Who is Jeff Koons and why are people saying such terrible things about him?" ARTnews 92, no. 4 (April 1993), p. 92

Jens Erik Sorenson, John Peter Nilsson, and Peter Schjeldahl, Jeff Koons - Retrospectiv, eds. Jens Erik Sorenson and Anders Kold, exh. cat. (Aarhus: Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 1993)

Gudrun Inboden and Peter Schjeldahl, Jeff Koons, exh. cat. (Amsterdam: Stedelijk and Denmark: Aarhus Kustmuseum and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1993), pp. 47, 99 (color ill. p. 46)

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Koons, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, 1997), pp. 54, 83 (color ill. p. 51)

Robert Rosenblum, On Modern American Art: Selected Essays (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999), pp. 331, 334

Ingrid Sischy, "Koons, High and Low," Vanity Fair, no. 487, (March 2001), p. 271

Eduardo Cicelyn, Mario Codognato, and Elena Guena, Jeff Koons: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli, exh. cat. (Naples: Electa Napoli, 2003), (color ill. p. 56)

Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, ed. by Marit Woltmann, exh. cat. (Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, 2004), (color ill. p. 60)

Wendy E. Solomon, "Koons: the artist matures," York Sunday News, December 10, 2005

Calvin Tomkins, "The Turnaround Artist," The New Yorker, April 23, 2007, p. 64

John Caldwell, This is About Who We Are, ed. by Thea Westreich (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 2008), p. 189

Jeff Koons, ed. Francesco Bonami, exh. cat. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), pp. 23, 52, 114 (color ill. pp. 23, 52)

"Jeff Koons at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,", March 18, 2008, online

40 Years Kaldor Public Art Projects, ed. by Sophie Forbat, exh. cat. (Sydney: John Kaldor, 2009), p. 166

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Scott Rothkopf, Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis, eds. Stefan Ratibor and Rebecca Sternthal, exh. cat. (New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009), p. 120

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), pp. 136, 144

Patrick Javault, "Le Bon Exemple," (Text in French) 20/27 No. 5 (2011), (color ill. p. 136)

Bill Powers, Interviews with Artists, (New York: Gagosian, 2013), p. 278

Peter Schjeldahl, "Selling Points," The New Yorker, July 7 -14, 2014, p. 93

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), pp. 24, 26, 98, 299 (color ill. p. 98)

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), pp. 20, 21, 90, 287 (color ill. p. 90)

Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal (London: Thames & Hudson, 2014), (color ill. p. 130)

Rachel Harrison, "Thanks for the Memories," Artforum 53, no. 1 (September 2014), (color ill. p. 317)

Ingrid Sischy, "Jeff Koons, l'art gonflé!" Vanity Fair (France), (October 2014), (color ill. p. 135)

Koons, ed. Hans Werner Holzwarth, (Cologne: Taschen, 2015), (color ill. p. 40)

Michael Archer and Hugh Allen, Jeff Koons: Now, exh. cat. (London: Other Criteria, 2016), p. 5

Agnes Berecz, 100 Years 100 Artworks: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art (Munich: Prestel Publishing, 2019), p. 156

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

Jeff Koons. Shine, exh. cat. (Venice: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Marsilio Editori S.p.A., 2021), p. 173

Jeff Koons. Lost in America, exh. cat., ed. Massimiliano Gioni (Milan: Skira, 2021), p. 66 (color ill. p. 67)