• 09-JUN-2015

  • SOURCE: Guggenheim Bilbao

The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum presents "Jeff Koons: A Retrospective"

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From June 9 to September 27, 2015

•A comprehensive survey of the work and career of Jeff Koons, a key figure ininternational contemporary art

•The exhibition chronologically examines the work of an artist with a unique style whose innovation and unorthodoxy has continued to surprise critics and audiences alike

•Koons's work includes seemingly contradictory concepts like life and death, past and present, sexuality and innocence, luxury and austerity, eternal and new,feminine and masculine

The Guggenheim Bilbao presents Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, an exhibition that looks back at the work of one of the most eminent figure in the art of our time, the unmistakable Jeff Koons. This chronological, coherent retrospective of Koons's artistic output was organized by New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Centre National d'Art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition in Bilbao was made possible by the remarkablesponsorship of Fundación BBVA.

Over the past four decades, Jeff Koons has developed a singular, distinctive, innovative oeuvre, becoming one of contemporary art's most prominent figures. Critics and audiences alike have been surprised by the unexpected concepts that Koons has presented at different exhibitions throughout his career.

At this exhibition's Spanish debut, the public will be able to enjoy a comprehensive survey of the artist's work, which speaks to us of self-acceptance, appreciation of the world around us, and the affirmation of being through art. It is an exhortation to live in this world as though it were our first day on the earth.

Curators: Scott Rothkopf, Nancy and Steve Crown Family Curator and Associate Director of Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Lucía Agirre, Curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Sponsored by Fundación BBVA