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Jeff Koons

Amore

  • Translated titleLove
  • Year1988
  • MaterialPorcelain
  • Dimensions80 x 50 x 50 cm
  • Year of acquisition1988
  • Inventory numberUAB 258
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Jeff Koons is a master of kitsch—even if he would not say so himself. In his eyes, his “optimistic” art simply opens itself up to a wider audience. Especially the “Banality” series, to which “Amore” belongs and with which Koons suddenly advanced to a star artist, broke with the aesthetic and intellectual preferences of the art world. He found his inspiration in the tastes of the masses: souvenir objects, pop stars, or stuffed animals. His teddy bear promises love: the word “Amore” is displayed on its bib, the heart on his right paw declares “I 🖤 you”. A honey pot, Rococo-esque base, and the delicate colors painted on the porcelain make for a literally sugar-sweet work. But is the little bear as harmless as it seems? Perhaps what is hidden behind all its loveliness is the ominous notion of art as the new “opium of the people.” For in an advertisement that Koons designed to accompany the “Banality” series, a blackboard behind him stated: “Exploits the masses” and “Banality as savior.”

Further collection artworks

David LaChapelle Recollections in America, IV: Party, Snacks, Rifle, 2006 UAB 634 4 I 13
David LaChapelle Recollections in America, IV: Party, Snacks, Riffle, 2006
Monika Baer On hold, 2015 UAB 1054
Monika Baer On hold, 2015
Cosima von Bonin Smoke, 2008 UAB 1056
Cosima von Bonin Smoke, 2008
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001 UAB 653
Cy Twombly Untitled (Lexington), 2001
Cy Twombly Lepanto XI, 2001 UAB 479
Cy Twombly Lepanto XI, 2001
Cy Twombly Untitled (
Cy Twombly Untitled ("In Memory of Babur") (Lexington), 2000