September 30 - December 13, 1997
galerie jerome de noirmont

exhibition release

Jeff Koons, one of the most important and most debated contemporary artists, has gathered the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, especially Pop Art, into a single focus with almost unrivalled effect. Photography, advertising, sculpture and painting produce a total work of art with the artist himself at the center.

    For Jeff Koons, art equals life.

    For the first time in France, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, will dedicate him a one-man show from September 30th until November 29th, 1997. This retrospective exhibition will gather more than 20 works representative of each series of this great american artist, from the first one, The Pre-New in 1979, to the last one, Puppy in 1992.

    This summer, from Venice to Münster, or by mid-October in Bilbao, you will have the opportunity to discover the recent monumental works, sculptures and paintings, of the Celebration series.

    Developping the iconography of our childhood, after Andy Warhol and his Toys Paintings, Jeff Koons, with Elephant, Piglet, Play-Doh or Balloon-Dog, opens us the doors of his imaginary world, where perfection and grandiloquence rhyme with paternity.

    Undoubtedly, Jeff Koons keeps on surprising us ...