Gazing Ball by Jeff Koons is coming to the Netherlands for the new installment of the masterpiece series in the Nieuwe Kerk. The series presents works of art so extraordinary that they are almost never loaned out, because of their fragility or their status as beloved favorites.
The Gazing Ball is a beautiful combination of hand painted art and a smooth, cobalt-blue glass ball. The ball sits on the aluminum shelf attached to the front of the painting. Because of this, viewers and their surroundings are pulled in and even included in the beautiful painting. The right here and now combines with the then of the painting. Koons and his assistants reproduced every detail of the painting using thousands of different hand-mixed colours. Perugino’s eye, Koons’s eye and the viewer’s eye come together in this new three-dimensional masterpiece.
About the Artist
Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Koons lives and works in New York City. Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Koons’s work has been shown in major galleries and institutions throughout the world.
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