American, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 1955, in York (Pennsylvania).
Assemblage artist, installation artist, photographer, mixed media. Multimedia.
Neo-Conceptual Art (Neo-Geo), Appropriation Art, Neo-Pop Art.
Jeff Koons trained for three years at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and subsequently at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York, Germany and Italy. Before embarking on an artistic career he worked on Wall Street as a commodities broker, and his artwork and his conception of the role of the artist remain suffused with ideas and concepts drawn from this earlier experience: the artist survives by supplying commodities to a specific market, governed by the laws of consumerism, speculation and marketing....