Major Art Installation at Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Jeff Koons rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as part of a generation of artists who explored the meaning of art in a media-saturated era and the attendant crisis of representation. Drawing on the visual language of advertising, marketing, and the entertainment industry and with the stated intent to “communicate with the masses,” Koons tested the boundaries between popular and elite culture.
In 1995 in collaboration with Douglas Knox, they created “Puppy”, a four storey high stainless steel art sculpture, covered with soil media & 65,000 flowers. Originally installed at the MCA, Circular Quay, it was later moved to Bilbao, Spain as a welcoming feature at the famous Guggenheim Museum