"Bear and Policeman" (1988)

"Bear and Policeman," 1988
Polychromed wood, 85 x 43 x 37 inches
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist

"There is a sense of sexual humiliation in the over-powering of the bobby. For me the piece is
really saying that art should be something powerful. But at the same time, there’s a morality that comes along with that—the respect of other people, that their rights are equal to yours. So Bear and Policeman (1988) was always about art having that power, but being misused and going out of control."

-Jeff Koons