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Transcript of Jeff Koons
The largest sum known to be paid for a work by Koons is "Tulips" which was sold for $33,682,500 (USD). Jeff Koons Koons has stated that there are no hidden meanings in his works. Jeff Koons discussing his art at
the Château de Versailles in France. "Money & Value" Critics are sharply divided in their views of Koons. Some view his work as pioneering and of major art-historical importance.
Others dismiss his work as kitsch. Koons has been sued several times over copyright infringment. The best known case was Rogers v Koons. Koons was found guilty of infringement and was required to pay a large sum of money as well as surrender the remaining works of art. In a turn of events, Koons filed his own lawsuit against a bookstore chain selling "Balloon Dog Bookends" with a distinct similarity to Koons' creation. This was dropped because "as any clown could tell you, Koons does not own the Balloon Animals Image." Amelia Kirby
Senior Graphic Design
http://www.kapsul.org/k/works/index/kapsul:6311 "I’m basically the idea person, I’m not physically involved in the production. I don’t have the necessary abilities, so I go to the top people.” Popples resemble brightly colored teddy bears or marsupials, and have pouches on their backs that they can fold into. "An awesome presence... a massive durable monument."
"Decadent artist [who] lacks the imaginative will to do more than trivialize and italicize his themes and the tradition in which he works... He is another of those who serve the tacky rich."
"One last, pathetic gasp of the sort of self-promoting hype and sensationalism that characterized the worst of the 1980s"
"artificial," "cheap" and "unabashedly cynical." Blanch v. Koons
Over his use of a photographic advertisement as source material for legs and feet in the painting, Niagara. The court ruled that Koons had sufficiently transformed the original advertisement to qualify fair use of the original image.