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date: 18 February 2020

Koons, Jeff (1955– ) American artist, 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

one of the most controversial and financially successful figures in art since Andy *Warhol. He was born in York, Pennsylvania, and studied at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Before achieving recognition as an artist, he had a prosperous career as a Wall Street commodities broker. He also worked for a time at the New York Museum of Modern Art, significantly and successfully in the fundraising department. During the 1980s he rose to fame with work which addressed issues of commodity culture and ... ...

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