Paris: Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, 1997.
First Edition, Limited Edition. Hardcover. This exhibition catalog, limited to 900 copies, was issued for the exhibition of the work of Jeffrey Lynn Koons (born January 21, 1955) from September 30 to November 29, 1997 at the Galerie Jerome de Noirmont in Paris, the artist's first solo gallery show in Europe. This uncommon and hard-to-find catalog features 29 full-page color illustrations of the work of Jeff Koons, providing a mini-retrospective of 29 works from 1979 to 1992 and includes 25 quotations from the artist.
6 3/4" X 9 1/2". Unpaginated. 84 pages, including 29 colour illustrations, all full-page. Bound in mirror-finish silver metallic paper over thin boards, bound together with white plastic screws. Moderate wear to binding, with much surface scratching and scattered rubbing, dust soiling, and light creasing, along with some bumping and splitting to extremities. Binding is firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean and bright. Original price label, rubbed to illegibility, to rear.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
This entirely modern and attractive catalogue, whose "mirror" cover reflects the light, was published on the occasion of Jeff Koons’ first personal exhibition in France, held at the gallery in 1997. Through this mini-retrospective of 29 works dated 1979 through 1992, you will immerse yourself into the American artist’s world and discover series essential to his creation: Inflatables, The Pre-New, The New, Equilibrium, Luxury and Degradation, Statuary, Art Magazines Ads, Banality, Made in Heaven, Puppy.
All illustrated, these works are a well-ordered and perfect expression of the artistic, conceptual and philosophical progression of the artist. Moreover, this catalogue speaks to you with the voice of Koons himself, thanks to 25 quotations by the artist that enlighten almost each work, among which Puppy, the monumental sculpture made out of alive flowers, set up in front of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in Spain. (Publisher). Good. Item #8741