Ushering in Banality

polychromed wood 
38 x 62 x 30 inches 
96.5 x 157.5 x 76.2 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 
1988


Ushering in Banality

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Ushering in Banality

polychromed wood 
38 x 62 x 30 inches 
96.5 x 157.5 x 76.2 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 
1988

Ushering in Banality

polychromed wood 
38 x 62 x 30 inches 
96.5 x 157.5 x 76.2 cm 
© Jeff Koons
Edition of 3 plus AP 
1988

EXHIBITED: 

Urs Fischer - False Friends. The Museum of Art and History of the city of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland [April 27 - July 17, 2016] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France [November 26, 2014 - April 27, 2015] (Edition AP)

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York [June 27- October 19, 2014] (Edition 2)

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York [September 18-December 31, 2012]

 Jeff Koons: The Sculptor. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany [June 20 - September 23, 2012] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons. Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland [May 13, 2012- October 2, 2012] (Edition AP)

Holy Inspiration: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Art, Jeff Koons - Celebration. De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands [December 13, 2008 - April 19, 2009] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons. Château de Versailles, Versailles, France [October 9, 2008 - January 4, 2009] (Edition AP)

Jeff Koons. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, [May 31 - September 21, 2008] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. C&M Arts, New York, New York [April 7 - June 5, 2004] (Edition 2)

Monument to Now. DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece [June 22 – December 31, 2004] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy [June 9 – September 15, 2003] (Edition 1)

Jeff Koons: A Millennium Celebration. DESTE Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece [December 15, 1999 – May 15, 2000] (Edition 1)

Everything That's Interesting Is New: The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece [January 20 - April 20, 1996] (Edition 1)

Jahresmuseum 1994. Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag, Mürzzuschlag, Austria [1994]

A Century In Sculpture. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [1992]

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota [July 10 - October 3, 1993] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany [March 12 - April 18, 1993] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark [January 22 – February 28, 1993] (Edition 3)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California [December 10, 1992 - February 7, 1993] (Edition 2)

Jeff Koons: Retrospective. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands [November 28, 1992 - January 3, 1993] (Edition 3)

Eliminating the Atlantic. DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece [May 12 - June 16, 1990]

Banality. Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois [December 3, 1988 - January 7, 1989]

Banality. Sonnabend Gallery, New York, New York [November 19 - December 23, 1988]

Banality. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany [November 13 - November 30, 1988]

LITERATURE: 

Art + NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Art and Artists. New York: Museyon Inc, 2016, p. 97, detail.

Werner Holzwarth, Hans. Koons. Slovakia: Taschen, 2015, pp. 10, 44.

Champion, Julie and Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Portfolio of the Exhibition. France: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 81.

Champion, Julie and Caroline Edde. Jeff Koons: La Retrospective: The Album of the Exhibition. Belgium: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 27.

Koons, Jeff and Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Entretiens avec Norman Rosenthal. Hove, England: Thames & Hudson, 2014. p. 137 [French Edition].

Koons, Jeff & Norman Rosenthal. Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal. China: Thames & Hudson, 2014, p. 137 [English Edition].

Blissett, Luther. “La jouissance du retour en enfance.” Beaux Arts editions December 2014, p. 58-59.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. “The Disguise of Childhood.” Lapham's Quarterly Summer 2014, p. 98 [illustration for Sartre essay].

Galerie Max Hetzler. Remember Everything – 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler. Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2014, pg. 14.

“Jeff Koons: Winter Bears.” Christie’s A Private View January 2011, p. 127, illustrated in color.

Siegel, Katy. Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art. London: Reaktion Books, 2011, p. 161, illustrated in color (installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1988).

Kölle, Brigitte and Stiftung Kunstsammlung. Es geht voran: Kunst der 80er. Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2010, p. 148, illustrated in color (installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1988).

Stedelijk Museum. First Aid Kit: Sculptures. Amsterdam, 2010, p. 89, illustrated in color (Edition 3).

Sollins, Marybeth, ed. Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century 5. New York: Art 21, Inc., 2009, p. 98, illustrated in color.

Holy Inspiration: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Art, Jeff Koons - Celebration. Exh. Cat., Amsterdam: De Nieuwe Kerk, 2008, illustrated in color.

Jeff Koons: Celebration. Exh. cat., Berlin: Neue Nationalgalerie, 2008, pp. 39, 101 (fig. 3), illustrated in color.

Cenac, Laetitia. "le roi Koons a Versailles." Madame Figaro 6 September 2008, p. 142, illustrated in color.

"Literatuurwetenschap, Studiewijzer" Open Universiteit [The Netherlands] 2008, p. 91, illustrated.

Holzwarth, Hans Werner, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne 2008, pp. 15 (detail), 278-279, 280-281 (detail), illustrated in color, 283, illustrated in color (installation view).

Bourdeaux-Martin, Helianthe. “Profile – Dominique Levy” Whitewall Winter 2008, p. 42, illustrated in color (installation view, L&M Arts).

Blacksquare [Russia] 2007, p. 72, illustrated in color.

Swenson, Kristen. “Louise Lawler Looks Back.” Art in America December 2006, p. 119, Louise Lawler, "Between Reagan and Bush," 1989 [installation of Banality photographed by Lawler].

Zappi, Lucrécia. “O Rei do Neopop; o controvertido artista Americano Jeff Koons rejeita rótulo de kitsch” Illustrada [Brazil] 26 July 2006, illustrated on the cover.

Dolle, Corinne. “Basel Marvels.” Whitewall (no. 3) 2006, p. 149.

Politi, Giancarlo. “An Interview by the Readers of Flash Art.” Flash Art (no. 240) January – February 2005, p. 86, illustrated.

Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years. Exh. cat., New York: C&M Arts, 2004, p. 67, 68-69 (detail), 84.

Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980 - 2002. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Bielefeld, 2002, p. 23 (pl. v.), illustrated in color (installation view).

Shortcuts from the Dakis Joannou Collection. Exh. cat., Greece: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2002, p. 21 (installation view, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, 1990).

Programmheft zur Ausstellung Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001, p. 5, illustrated.

Schneider, Eckhard, ed. Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Bregenz: Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001, p. 19 (detail, installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, 1988).

Jeff Koons: Easyfun–Etheral. Exh. cat., Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2001, p. 37 (fig. 18), illustrated in color.

Weintraub, Linda, Arthur Danto and Thomas McEvilley. Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society 1970s-1990s. Hong Kong, 1996, p. 27, illustrated.

Beye, Prof. Dr. P., Dr. W. A. Lbeeren and J. E. Sorensen, eds. Jeff Koons. Exh. cat., Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum, 1993 [Texts by Wim Beeren, Gudrun Inboden, and Peter Schjeldahl], p. 55.

“Kunst in Humor II.” Kunstforum International 1993, p. 110, illustrated.

Morell, Lars. "Jeff Koons Interview: The Political Value of Art." Skala June 1993, pp. 38-41, illustrated.

Corris, Michael. "Jeff Koons: In the Heat of Nowhere." Art and Text 1 May 1993, p. 50, illustrated in color.

Forstbauer, Nikolai B. "Kunst als Verfuhrung: Die Stuttgarter Staatsgalerie zeigt eine Werkschau von Jeff Koons." Stuttgarter Nachrichten 13 March 1993, illustrated on the cover.

Koons, Jeff. The Jeff Koons Handbook. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992, pp. 102-103, illustrated in color.

Muthesius, Angelika, ed. Jeff Koons. Cologne 1992, pp. 104-105, illustrated in color.

Bonetti, David. "Koons is Ushering in Banality." San Francisco Examiner 11 December 1992, p. D1, illustrated.

"Fräls oss i vår banalitet." Konstnären March 1991, p. 4-5, illustrated in color.

Schjeldahl, Peter. "Rembrandt, Jeff Koons Ja Kaikki Muut." Taide 1 December 1990, pp. 22-25, illustrated.

Faust, Wolfgang Max. "Kunst mit Kitsch." Art-Das Kunstmagazin 1 September 1990, pp. 4 and 36, illustrated in color.

Karcher, Eva. "Die Absahner" Forbes 3 March 1990, pp. 260-266, illustrated.

"Jeff Koons - The Power of Seduction." Art & Design January 1990 [reprinted in New Art International February 1990], pp. 48-53, illustrated.

Pinchbeck, Daniel. "Jeff Koons." Splash May 1989, pp. 70-77, illustrated in color.

Morgan, Stuart. "Jeff Koons's Fun." Artscribe 1 March 1989, p. 47, illustrated in color.

Koons, Jeff. "Exploitation." Defunct! 1 February 1989, p. 4, illustrated.

Kertess, Klaus. "Bad." Parkett (no. 19) 1989, p. 59, illustrated in color.

Mit dem Fernrohr. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Basel, 1989, p. 1, illustrated.

Cameron, Dan. "Soho." Horn of Plenty 14 January 1989, p. 1, illustrated.

Chua, Lawrence. "Jeff Koons." Flash Art January 1989, p. 113, illustrated in color.

Spector, Nancy. "Carnegie International." Contemporanea January 1989, p. 105, illustrated in color.

Diederichsen, Diedrich. "I'll Buy That." Parkett (no. 19) 1989, p. 76 (installation view), illustrated.

Jean-Christophe, Ammann. "Der Fall Jeff Koons / Jeff Koons: Case Study." Parkett (no. 19) March 1989, p. 57, illustrated.

Drohojowska, Hunter. "Stop Making Sense." ARTnews October 1989, pp. 146-147, illustrated in color.

Octavio Zaya. "Sobre Jeff Koons y los signos de nuestro tiempo." Balcon March 1988, pp. 55-59, illustrated.

Carnegie International. Exh. cat., Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1988, p. 178, illustrated.