`Everything is already here' Art as connection to humanity and history * `The Ball is Going to bethrown to you' Family and the young artist * `Art Empowers' Inflatables to Kiepenkerl * `The true acceptance of things Banality and Celebration * `Looking at internal life in an open, objective way' Easy fun and Antiquity * `I want to make the grandest gesture that I can' Action and achievement * `The Ecstasy of smiling' Community, communication, celebrity and commerce * `I feel things through ideas' A Koons lexicon * Chronology: The Jeff Koons Timeline * Index
Jeff Koons discusses his life and work with the distinguished curator Norman Rosenthal in the most revealing portrait yet of Koons' singular personality and artistic vision.
Sir Norman Rosenthal is an independent curator and art historian. He was Exhibitions Secretary at the Royal Academy, London from 1977 to 2008. Jeff Koons is an American artist, who plays with ideas of popular culture, celebrity, taste and commerce.
'Essential reading' - Apollo
'Uncovers the real Jeff Koons for the first time' - Fused Magazine
'Koons has revealing things to say on self-reliance, opportunity, the nature of luck, and above all, `culture' ... this great boundary-breaker certainly knows how to make you think' - The Mayfair Magazine
'Copiously and enticingly illustrated' - Cassone