Over the past three decades, Jeff Koons (b. 1955) has become one of the most popular, influential, controversial, and important artists of the postwar period. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, and challenged the limits of industrial fabrication in works of great beauty and emotional intensity. His elevation of familiar objects – inflatable toys, basketballs, vacuum cleaners – from the mundane to the exceptional shines within it. – from the Jeff Koons, A Retrospective by Scott Rothkopf.