Who is Jeff Koons? | The US sun
JEFF Koons has had great success in the art business.
His artworks have brought him enormous fame and fortune.
Who is Jeff Koons?
Jeff Koons was born on January 21, 1955 in York, Pennsylvania.
The 68-year-old artist now also lives in New York City, New York.
As stated by ART Newshe is “known worldwide for his brilliant sculptures, which often focus on themes drawn from popular culture and notions of artificiality.”
His pieces “routinely sell for millions of dollars” and are exhibited in “the finest museums in the world.”
Koons is best known for his balloon animal sculptures.
According to his “Biography Summary” on his website: “Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbits And balloon dog as well as the monumental flower sculpture puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao.
According to his website, Koons received his bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 1976.
He also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
According to ARTNews in 2019 Rabbits – a stainless steel sculpture – sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s New York.
Then, in April 2020, the outlet named Koons the “world’s most expensive living artist”.
Is Jeff Koons married and does he have children?
Koons was married to former porn actress, actress, singer and politician Ilona Staller (71) from 1991 to 1994.
Staller was born in Hungary and was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
The couple have a 30-year-old son together named Ludwig Maximillian Koons, who was born in 1992.
Koons is now married to artist Justine Wheeler Koons, whom he met in 1995.
The couple have six children together, including Sean, Blake, Kurt, Scarlet, Eric and Mickey Harper’s Bazaar.
Justine is from Johannesburg, South Africa but “just never went home” after meeting Koons in New York City.
According to the outlet, as of October 2015, Koons and Justine have been raising their children in both New York City and on a farm in Pennsylvania.
What is Jeff Koons net worth?
Koons’ immense success has earned him a large fortune.
Accordingly celebrity net worthHis net worth is estimated at $400 million.
According to the outlet, Koons “holds multiple records for the most expensive piece sold at auction by a living artist.”