Bigindicator

JEFF KOONS

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20120606023407-ffc4140c3c
Bracelet, 1995-98 © Courtesy of the artist & Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
JEFF KOONS

Römerberg
60311 Frankfurt
Germany
June 20th, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
Opening: June 20th, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.schirn.de/
COUNTRY:  
Germany
EMAIL:  
welcome@schirn.de
PHONE:  
+49.69.299882.0
OPEN HOURS:  
TUESDAY, FRIDAY–SUNDAY 10 AM - 7 PM WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY 10 AM - 10 PM

DESCRIPTION

In the summer of 2012, the SCHIRN and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung turn their attention to the work of American artist Jeff Koons (born in 1955), an artist who has been setting trends in the art world since the 1980s. The two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Koons’s oeuvre deliberately separate his sculpture and painting, presenting each in its own context. The SCHIRN presentation JEFF KOONS. THE PAINTER will focus on Koons’s structural development as a painter. In his monumental paintings—whose motifs draw upon the most varied sources of high and popular culture—both hyperrealistic and gestural features give rise to highly complex concentrations of image and content. By contrast, in the exhibition JEFF KOONS. THE SCULPTOR at the Liebieghaus, both world-renowned and new sculptural works by Koons will enter into a dialogue with the historic building and its collection spanning 5,000 years of sculpture.