'Venus' by Jeff Koons, 2020
Official exhibit print from National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
Based on the artist's sculpture from 2016.
23.4 x 16.5 Inches
Screen print on 170gsm Hanno Silk art paper.
Mint and new in original packaging.
ABOUT THE ART
To celebrate the acquisition of Jeff Koon’s Venus sculpture for the NGV Triennial 2020 – 2021 the NGV design store has designed an exclusive range of merchandise, including this poster; an elegant addition to any wall is an enduring keepsake from the NGV collection.
With a stated intention to ‘communicate with the masses’, Jeff Koons is one of the most influential and popular artists of his generation. Venus 2016–20 is part of Koons’ ongoing Porcelain series which juxtaposes classical ideals of beauty with sophisticated contemporary production technologies. The over life-size, mirror-polished stainless-steel sculpture is based on an 18th century porcelain figurine of the same name by Wilhelm Christian Meyer. Mirrors and reflection have long been a hallmark of Koons’s work, and he has cited his love for the intoxicating quality of the reflection and its resulting distortion, as well as its ability to implicate the viewer within the work.