"Louis XIV" (1986)

"Louis XIV," 1986
Stainless steel, 46 x 27 x 15 inches
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist

"The first time that I ever worked with an image that made reference to Louis XIV was in 1986. I did a bust of Louis XIV, and I really used him as a symbol. After the French Revolution, artists had all the freedom they wanted to use art in any manner."

-Jeff Koons