Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art, June 27 – October 19, 2014, at Centre Pompidou, November 26, 2014 – April 27, 2015, at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, June 5 – September 27, 2015

Detail Inflatable Flowers (Four Tal! Purple with Plastic Figures), 1978 (partially refabricated 2014), Vinyl, mirrors, and plastic, Approx, 16 x 51 x 9 in, (40,6 x 129,5 x 48,3 cm), Collection of the artist. Photo: Corrado Serra

Detail: Inflatable Flowers (Four Tall Purple with Plastic Figures), 1978 (partially refabricated 2014), Vinyl, mirrors, and plastic, Approx, 16 x 51 x 9 in, (40,6 x 129,5 x 48,3 cm), Collection of the artist. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Installation View of vacuum cleaners. Back: New! New Too!, 1983, Lithograph billboard mounted on cotton, 123 x 272 in. (312.4 x 690.9 cm), Collection of the artist. Photo: @ Corrado Serra

Installation View of vacuum cleaners. Back: New! New Too!, 1983, Lithograph billboard mounted on cotton, 123 x 272 in. (312.4 x 690.9 cm), Collection of the artist. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Hoover Celebrity /I, 1980, Vacuum cleaner, acrylic, and fluorescent lights, 38 x 20 x 11 in. (96.5 x 50.8 x 27.9 em), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Lannan Foundation. Photo: @ Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Hoover Celebrity II, 1980, Vacuum cleaner, acrylic, and fluorescent lights, 38 x 20 x 11 in. (96.5 x 50.8 x 27.9 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Lannan Foundation. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Detail: Two Ball 50/50 Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series, Wilson Supershot), 1985, Glass, steel, distilled water, and two basketballs 62 3/4 x 36 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (159.4 x 93.3 x 33.7 cm), Edition no. 1/2, Speyer Family Collection, New York. Photo: @ Corrado Serra

Detail: Two Ball 50/50 Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series, Wilson Supershot), 1985, Glass, steel, distilled water, and two basketballs 62 3/4 x 36 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (159.4 x 93.3 x 33.7 cm), Edition no. 1/2, Speyer Family Collection, New York. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Baccarat Crystal Set, 1986 Stainless steel, 12 1/2 x 16 x 16 in. (31.8 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm), Artist's proof, Collection of B. Z. and Michael Schwartz. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Baccarat Crystal Set, 1986, Stainless steel, 12 1/2 x 16 x 16 in. (31.8 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm), Artist’s proof, Collection of B. Z. and Michael Schwartz. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Louis XlV, 1986, Stainless steel, 46 x 27 x 15 in. (116.8 x 68.6 x 38.1 em), Edition no. 3/3, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher, Sculpture Center, Dallas. Photo: © Corrado serra

Louis XlV, 1986, Stainless steel, 46 x 27 x 15 in. (116.8 x 68.6 x 38.1 cm), Edition no. 3/3, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Large Vase of Flowers, 1991, Polychromed wood, 52 x 43 x 43 in. (132.1 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm), Edition no. 2/3, Collection Norman and Norah Stone. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Large Vase of Flowers, 1991, Polychromed wood, 52 x 43 x 43 in. (132.1 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm), Edition no. 2/3, Collection Norman and Norah Stone. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Poodle, 1991, Polychromed wood, 23 x 391/2 x 20 1/2 in. (58.4 x 100.3 x 52.1 em), Edition no. 2/3, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2011.212. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Poodle, 1991, Polychromed wood, 23 x 391/2 x 20 1/2 in. (58.4 x 100.3 x 52.1 cm), Edition no. 2/3, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Front: Elephant, 2003, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent, color coating, 361/2 x 29 x 19 in. (92.7 x 73.7 x 48.3 em), Edition no. 3/3, Private collection Back: detail of Lips, 2000 Oil on canvas, 120 x 168 in. (304.8 x 426.7 em), Gagosian Gallery. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Front: Elephant, 2003, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 361/2 x 29 x 19 in. (92.7 x 73.7 x 48.3 cm), Edition no. 3/3, Private collection, Back: detail of Lips, 2000 Oil on canvas, 120 x 168 in. (304.8 x 426.7 cm), Gagosian Gallery. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Left: Moon (Light Pink), 1995-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent, color coating, 124 x 124 x 40 in. (315 x 315 x 101.6 cm), One of five unique versions, Collection of the artist, Center: Play-Doh, 1994-2014, Polychromed aluminum, 120 x 108 x 108 in. (304.8 x 274.3 x 274.3 cm) approximate, One of five unique versions, Bill Bell Collection, Right: Cake, 1995-97, Oil on canvas, 125 3/8 x 116 3/8 in. (318.5 x 295.6 cm), Private collection. Photo:© Corrado Serra

Left: Moon (Light Pink), 1995-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 124 x 124 x 40 in. (315 x 315 x 101.6 cm), One of five unique versions, Collection of the artist, Center: Play-Doh, 1994-2014, Polychromed aluminum, 120 x 108 x 108 in. (304.8 x 274.3 x 274.3 cm) approximate, One of five unique versions, Bill Bell Collection, Right: Cake, 1995-97, Oil on canvas, 125 3/8 x 116 3/8 in. (318.5 x 295.6 cm), Private collection. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Left: Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), 1994-2001, Polyethylene, 23 x 110 x 50 in. (312.4 x 279.4 x 127 cm ), One of five unique versions, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, Center: Boy with Pony, 1995-2008, Oil on canvas, 1361/2 x 107 in. (346.7 x 271.8 cm), Private collection, Right: Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm), One of five unique versions, Private collection. Photo: Corrado Serra

Left: Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), 1994-2001, Polyethylene, 23 x 110 x 50 in. (312.4 x 279.4 x 127 cm ), One of five unique versions, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, Center: Boy with Pony, 1995-2008, Oil on canvas, 1361/2 x 107 in. (346.7 x 271.8 cm), Private collection, Right: Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm), One of five unique versions, Private collection. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm), One of five unique versions, Private collection.

Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994-2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating, 121 x 143 x 45 in. (307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm), One of five unique versions, Private collection. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), 1994-2001, Polyethylene, 23 x 110 x 50 in. (312.4 x 279.4 x 127 cm ), One of five unique versions, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica

Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), 1994-2001, Polyethylene, 23 x 110 x 50 in. (312.4 x 279.4 x 127 cm ), One of five unique versions, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Left: Seal Walrus (Trashcans), 2003, Polychromed aluminum and galvanized steel, 67 x 30 x 36 in. (170.2 x 76.2 x 91.4 cm), Edition no. 1/3, Collection of the artist, Right: Moustache Lobsters, 2003, Oil on canvas, 102 x 138 in. (259.1 x 350.5 cm), Private collection

Front: Seal Walrus (Trashcans), 2003, Polychromed aluminum and galvanized steel, 67 x 30 x 36 in. (170.2 x 76.2 x 91.4 cm), Edition no. 1/3, Collection of the artist, Back: Moustache Lobsters, 2003, Oil on canvas, 102 x 138 in. (259.1 x 350.5 cm), Private collection. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Hulk

Hulk (Organ), 2004-14, Polychromed bronze and mixed media, 991/2 x 50 1/4 x 315/8 in. (252.7 x 127.6 x 80.3 cm), Edition no.1/3, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Geisha, 2007, Oil on canvas, 102 x 138 in. (259.1 x 350.5 cm), Soledad and Robert Hurst.

Geisha, 2007, Oil on canvas, 102 x 138 in. (259.1 x 350.5 cm), Soledad and Robert Hurst. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Dogpool (Panties), 2003, Polychromed aluminum, acrylic, chromogenic, print, and coated steel chain, 84 x 671/2 x 59 1/2 in. (213.4 x 171.5 x 151.1 cm), Artist's proof, Collection of the artist.

Dogpool (Panties), 2003, Polychromed aluminum, acrylic, chromogenic print, and coated steel chain, 84 x 671/2 x 59 1/2 in. (213.4 x 171.5 x 151.1 cm), Artist’s proof, Collection of the artist. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Front: Balloon Venus (Orange), 2008-12, High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 102 x 48 x 50 in. (259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm), One of five unique versions, Collection of the artist, Back: Antiquity (Farnese Bul/), 2009-12, Oil on canvas, 108 x 84 in, (274.3 x 213.4 cm), Private collection.

Front: Balloon Venus (Orange), 2008-12, High-chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating, 102 x 48 x 50 in. (259.1 x 121.9 x 127 cm), One of five unique versions, Collection of the artist, Back: Antiquity (Farnese Bull), 2009-12, Oil on canvas, 108 x 84 in, (274.3 x 213.4 cm), Private collection. Photo: © Lidia Guibert Ferrara

Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013, Plaster and glass, Edition no. 1/3, 7 11/2 x 29 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. (18t.6 x 75.9 x 89.2 cm), Private Collection.

Gazing Ball (Belvedere Torso), 2013, Plaster and glass, Edition no. 1/3, 7 11/2 x 29 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. (18t.6 x 75.9 x 89.2 cm), Private Collection. Photo: © Corrado Serra

Detail Gazing Ball

Detail: Gazing Ball (Farnese Hercules), 2013, Plaster and glass, Edition no. 2/3, 128 1/2 x 67 x 48 5/8 in. (326.4 x 170 x 123.5 cm), Amy and Vernon Faulconer and The Rachofsky Collection. Photo: © Corrado Serra