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Jeff Koons Is Now Represented by Pace Gallery

Jeff Koons has moved on from longtime gallerists David Zwirner and Gagosian, with the world’s most expensive living artist opting for fresh representation under another mega dealer, Pace Gallery. Koons’ decision to leave Zwirner and Gagosian follows after personal reflections during the COVID-19 pandemic on how to elevate his work.
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Jeff Koons Departs Gagosian, Zwirner for Pace

Jeff Koons, the world’s most expensive living artist, has announced that he will show exclusively with Pace Gallery, as first reported in the New York Times. He delivered the news to Gagosian, which has represented him since 2001, and David Zwirner, with whom he has shown since 2013, via personal letters sent to the galleries’ respective owners April 24.
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Pace Gallery announces exclusive worldwide representation of Jeff Koons

NEW YORK, NY.- Marc Glimcher, CEO and President of Pace Gallery, today announced that the gallery will begin representing Jeff Koons exclusively worldwide. Jeff Koons is among the world’s most influential and iconoclastic living artists. Koons has become internationally renowned for his sculptures and paintings that explore meaning in our media-saturated age. Marrying rigorous conceptualism with commercial aesthetics, and spectacular displays with an unparalleled degree of technical finesse, Koons has repeatedly tested the limits of both fabrication and art history, simultaneously redefining Minimalism and Pop Art. His Inflatables, which apply Duchamp’s concept of the “readymade” to objects, rendered in stainless steel and often enlarged to monumental scale, have become emblems of our contemporary era. The mirrored finishes of sculptures such as Rabbit (1986) and Balloon Dog (1994–2000), as well as the more recent Gazing Ball series (2012–21), create opportunities for affirmation through literal self-reflection. These shiny, brightly colored surfaces extend to Koons’s photorealistic paintings, their fusion of pop and art historical references achieving his stated aim to “communicate with the masses.” Transcending time and geography, high and low culture, Koons’s art imparts a visual experience of the sublime.

Jeff Koons and Pace Gallery Make It Exclusive

Koons sent letters to Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner on Friday announcing his departure from their galleries. Pace Gallery announced on 27 April that it now represents Jeff Koons exclusively. Pace will exhibit a Koons sculpture at their Palo Alto gallery in 2022, and present a solo show in New York in 2023.
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Jeff Koons Departs Gagosian, David Zwirner for Pace Gallery

Jeff Koons, the world’s most expensive living artist, has departed two major galleries that have long represented him and joined one of their competitors. In a surprise move, Koons will now be exclusively represented by Pace Gallery, which has permanent spaces in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Palo Alto, and Geneva. He will no longer show with David Zwirner or Gagosian. The New York Times first reported the news on Monday evening.
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Vax Passes Mulled for Museums, Jeff Koons Joins Pace, and More: Morning Links from April 27, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. JEFF KOONS: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO NEXT. The much-loved, much-reviled artist has left David Zwirner and Gagosian to be represented by another mega-dealer, the Pace Gallery . Currently the record holder for the most expensive living artist at auction, Koons will present a show of a single work at Pace’s branch in Palo Alto, California, in 2022, and he will have a solo outing in New York with the firm in 2023. “I always liked the idea of having more of a home gallery, that if people were interested in work they would know directly where to go,” the “Made in Heaven” provocateur told the New York Times. Gagosian had his to say about the new matchup, in a text message to the Times: “It seems like a good fit.”

Pace picks up Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons has a new home. The world’s most expensive living artist, has jumped ship from his two galleries, David Zwirner and Gagosian, and joined rival Pace. Koons had been with Gagosian since 2001 and with David Zwirner since 2013; reasons behind his decision remain vague. The artist only offered a short written statement by way of explanation: ‘Sometimes professionally in life we can find ourselves at a crossroads. Going through the last year or so and having the opportunity to reflect on what I would like to achieve with my life’s work in order to bring it to its fullest potential, I have decided that a change in the environment in which my work is viewed and supported would be a positive thing at this time.’
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UCSD Health unveils new Jeff Koons sculpture

Fifteen years is a long time to wait for anything, much less a piece of art. But for Irwin and Joan Jacobs, patience was indeed virtuous, and in more ways than one. After over a decade since the Jacobses first purchased it, “Party Hat (Orange)” was recently unveiled at their namesake Medical Center at UC San Diego in La Jolla. The larger-than-life sculpture, created by renowned artist Jeff Koons, is located in the center’s main lobby, the centerpiece of UC San Diego Health’s Healing Arts Collection.
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Monumental Sculpture by Jeff Koons Debuts at Jacobs Medical Center

Newswise — Patients, families and hospital employees at Jacobs Medical Center can already peruse lace-like sculptures in a garden, find a moment of solace near a wall of bright butterflies and ponder paintings of peaceful landscapes. Now, a new monumental sculpture by artist Jeff Koons debuts as part of the 150-piece Healing Arts Collection at the UC San Diego Health hospital. The artwork, titled Party Hat (Orange), was purchased 15 years ago by longtime university donors Joan and Irwin Jacobs while it was still in production. The larger-than-life metallic party hat reflects the transformative power of the healing that happens on the premises, as well as the celebration of new life at the hospital’s Birth Center.
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Jeff Koons and Pompidou Lose Appeal in Magazine Copyright Case

A French appeals court has upheld a 2018 Paris High Court ruling in favor of fashion photographer Franck Davidovici, who in 2014 accused Koons of plagiarizing a magazine ad he had designed. The 1985 ad, for French fashion brand Naf Naf, showed a girl lying prostrate on her back in the snow while a pig with a small barrel around its neck, St. Bernard style, nuzzled her hair. Koons’s 1988 sculpture Fait d’hiver depicted a similar scene, which differed in that the girl was more scantily clad, and that a pair of small penguins stood placidly next to the pig, appearing to observe the proceedings.
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Jeff Koons, Centre Pompidou Lose Appeal on French Fashion Ad Plagiarism Suit

The Centre Pompidou in Paris and artist Jeff Koons have lost an appeal on a lawsuit that was brought by photographer Franck Davidovici, which claimed in a 2015 lawsuit that Koons had copied an image that Davidovici shot for the French clothing brand Naf Naf in 1985. The decision, made on Tuesday by an appeals court in Paris, upholds a 2018 judgment that found Koons and the museum guilty of copyright infringement.