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1118: JEFF KOONS (b. 1955) SIR SID framed color of

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JEFF
KOONS
(b. 1955)
SIR SID
framed color offset lithograph
45½ x 31⅜ in. (115.6 x 79.7 cm)
executed in 1985
this work is from an edition of two
A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
PROVENANCE
Private collection, LOS ANGELES
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NEW YORK
EXHIBITED
NEW YORK, International With Monument and CHICAGO, Feature Gallery, EQUILIBRIUM, June-October 1985 (another example exhibited)
LITERATURE
R. Rosenblum, THE JEFF KOONS HANDBOOK, LONDON, 1992, p. 154 (illustrated)
A. Muthesius, JEFF KOONS, COLOGNE, 1992, pp. 19 and 61, no. 12 (illustrated)
D. Sobel, WARHOL, KOONS, HIRST: CULT AND CULTURE, ASPEN, 2001, n.p., no. 13 (illustrated)
T. Kellein, JEFF KOONS: PICTURES 1980-2002, BIELEFELD, 2002, p. 19 (illustrated)
D. Aaronson, ed., PHOTOGRAPHY TRANSFORMED: THE METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COLLECTION, NEW YORK, 2002, p. 123 (illustrated)
E. Cicelyn, Mcodognato and E. Guena, JEFF KOONS, NAPLES, 2003, pp. 34-35 (illustrated)
KOON'S EQUILIBRIUM SHOW OPENED AT INTERNATIONAL WITH MONUMENT IN 1985. IT WAS IN THREE PARTS. THERE WERE THE TANKS; SOME POSTERS FOR NIKE SHOES FEATURING BASKETBALL STARS, WHICH KOONS HAD FRAMED UNALTERED; AND SUCH SUPPOSED LIFESAVERS AS AN INFLATABLE RAFT. . . .
C. Haden-Guest, TRUE COLORS, 1996, p. 138

THE ACCOMPANYING NIKE ADS ARE THE SIRENS OF 'GO FOR IT,' THEY ARE THE GREAT DECEIVERS WHO TELL YOU 'I'VE ACHIEVED THE STATE OF EQUILIBRIUM. YOU CAN DO IT TOO. YOU'LL BE A STAR.'
Jeff Koons quoted in an interview with Daniela Salvioni, FLASH ART, December 1986/January 1987

Estimate $25,000 – $35,000
Starting Bid $25,000
live auction started on
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7:00 AM - May 13, 2005
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