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Jeff Koons: "I couldn't think of a better place to have a dialogue about art today and what it can be."

Dr Xa Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean, says: 'In showing Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, the world’s oldest public museum where the collections range from prehistory to the present, this exhibition provokes a conversation between his work and the history of art and ideas with which his work engages. I am sure it will also provoke conversations among those who see it.’

The exhibition at the Asmolean showed 17 important works from the 1980s to today and was composed by the artist himself.

The three photos in this post zooms in on the heads of the 3 ballerinas who are the subject of two statues: Ballerina and Seated Ballerinas.
The artworks were created between 2010 and 2015.
Jeff Koons was inspired for this work by the antique porcelain figurines of dancers.
The images belong to the "Antiquity Series" and to see the entire images you can click the link to: and

Ballerinas (2010-2014)
mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
254 x 177.8 x 157.5 cm
Seated Ballerina (2010-2015)
mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
210.8 x 113.5 x 199.8 cm

■ Picture 1: ◄ Ballerina I – (Ballerina) ►
■ Picture 2: ◄ Ballerina II – (Seated Ballerinas) ►
■ Picture 3: ◄ Ballerina III – (Seated Ballerinas) ►

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