2009｜mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating｜198.1x131.4x72.4 cm
The works from the Popeye Series incorporate some of Koons’ signature ideas and motifs, including surreal combinations of everyday objects, cartoon imagery, art-historical references and children’s toys. Having used inflatables in his work since the late 1970s, the sculptures featured in this exhibition demonstrated Koons’ continued interest in casting inflatable toys. A key component in the Popeye Series, he juxtaposes these replica ready-mades with unaltered everyday objects, such as chairs or rubbish bins.
© Jeff Koons