Installation view, "Jeff Koons," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2008)

Installation view, "Jeff Koons," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, May 31-September 21, 2008
Left: "Balloon Dog (Orange)," 1994-2000
High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 inches
Center: "Triple Hulk Elvis I," 2007
Oil on canvas, 108 x 146 1/8 inches
Right: "Buster Keaton," 1988
Polychromed wood, 65 3/4 x 50 x 26 1/2 inches
Photo by Nathan Keay © Jeff Koons and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

"I think that I’ve built a wide vocabulary to work with. I make paintings; I make sculptures. I make public works. And within the images themselves, some are more figurative and some are more abstract. Sometimes I’ll play a little game with myself where I’ll think, “Okay, did I ever make an artwork with a bird? Oh yeah, there was a bird on Buster Keaton (1988) and a bird on top of Stacked (1988). Okay, well what about a donkey? Oh yeah ... , Donkey (1999).” I’ve worked with a lot of different images, and I’ve always enjoyed the space it gives my work." -Jeff Koons...

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"I think that I’ve built a wide vocabulary to work with. I make paintings; I make sculptures. I make public works. And within the images themselves, some are more figurative and some are more abstract. Sometimes I’ll play a little game with myself where I’ll think, “Okay, did I ever make an artwork with a bird? Oh yeah, there was a bird on Buster Keaton (1988) and a bird on top of Stacked (1988). Okay, well what about a donkey? Oh yeah ... , Donkey (1999).” I’ve worked with a lot of different images, and I’ve always enjoyed the space it gives my work."

-Jeff Koons

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