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.
Printed on luxury 170gsm Hanno Silk Art paper
Standard A2 in size measuring 59.4 x 42cm
Made in Melbourne and exclusive to the NGV design store
Please note: All our poster products are shipped in protective poster tubes and are sent separate to other items placed in the same order.
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating 254.0 x 144.5 x 158.4 cm Edition 1/3 + 1 AP National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Loti & Victor Smorgon Fund, Leigh Clifford AO & Sue Clifford, John Higgins AO & Jodie Maunder, Paula Fox AO & Fox Family Foundation, Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest and NGV Foundation, 2020. © Jeff Koons