• Girl with Lobster, 2014
  • Girl with Lobster, 2014
  • Girl with Lobster, 2014

    Girl with Lobster, 2014

    Jeff Koons

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    Archival pigmented inkjet print with screenprint in colors

    Printed on Hot-Pressed natural paper

    54 1/2 x 45 1/8 in. (138.4 x 114.6 cm)

    Signed, dated and numbered 'PP X5' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 40 and 10 artist's proofs, there was also a smaller edition), unframed.

    Jeff Koons' "Girl with Lobster" isn't a single work, but a series of sculptures and prints featuring a young woman holding a bright red lobster. The woman, based on a sailor pin-up, has a photorealistic, almost cartoonish quality. The lobster, made of shiny stainless steel, contrasts with her matte skin.

    This playful juxtaposition is typical of Koons' work. He often blurs the lines between high art and pop culture, questioning ideas of taste and consumerism. The lobster, a luxury good, becomes a playful accessory, while the woman's idealized image reflects the mass-produced perfection we see in advertising. "Girl with Lobster" is both visually striking and thought-provoking, prompting questions about desire, artifice, and the nature of art itself.

    This work has never been framed and is in excellent condition. 

    "The job of the artist is to make a gesture and really show people what their potential is. It's not about the object, and it's not about the image; it's about the viewer. That's where the art happens."

    Jeff Koons

    Jeff Koons, born in 1955, is an American artist known for his giant, reflective sculptures that blur the line between high and low art. Growing up, he was fascinated by popular culture, a theme that would permeate his work. After studying art in Chicago and Baltimore, Koons launched his career in the 1980s with controversial, inflatable recreations of everyday objects.