Jeff Koons, born and raised in NYC is often recognized as the most famous artists since Warhol. His work, like many of the pieces presented by artists in the 1960s, is often misunderstood. His art is banal, yet praised. Simple shapes, characters, and figures form part of his subjects of art. According to him art is, at its core, about acceptance.
Koons has made a name for himself in the American and foreign culture. His most recent collaboration is with Don Perignong. Also it is rumored that he might be collaborating with Lady Gaga on an Art Rave before the release of her album.
He has held solo galleries at the MoMa and The Gagosian Gallery in NYC as well as all around the world.
Pop culture, which was the base for the pop ART movement, gave artists their subjects in which they based many of their creations. Not only were these pieces a portrait but they were a commentary on the fascination of America with idols and glamour. It was a clear documentation of the Americano Dream being able to obtain what you most desire… may it be an object or a person….