(United States of America 21 Jan 1955 – )
Vase of flowers
- Contemporary galleries
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Combining both art-historical and pop-culture references, Jeff Koons’s work plays on the middle-class imagination and the excess of imagery in contemporary society. His works are characterised by gloss, sentimentality and, at times, sexually provocative imagery. Rather than critiquing consumer culture, Koons engages with all that is banal, kitsch and ordinary.
‘Vase of flowers’, from the series ‘Banality’, is a highly decorative composite of art-historical motifs and popular aesthetics. Recalling tourist trinkets such as Venetian glass, the work also invokes the art-historical genre of floral still life painting, itself invoking themes of the decorative in the everyday.
- 184.2 x 134.6 x 2.5 cm
- John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
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- © Jeff Koons