International Advisory Council

Jeff Koons Artist Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, The National Gallery Washington and Tate Gallery. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1976 band also attended the School of Art Institute of Chicago on a visiting student program. He has lectured at a number of universities and institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, New York University and the Royal Academy of Arts. He is well known for his public sculptures, such as Puppy, a floral sculpture shown at Rockefeller Centre (2000), Balloon Flower, installed in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin as part of Daimler Chrysler’s permanent collection, and Split-Rocker, a floral sculpture exhibited at the Papal Palace in Avignon, France. In 1999, Mr. Koons was awarded “Art Start for Children Award”, by The Guggenheim Museum Children’s Program/Learning Through Art. For his cultural contribution. He received the BZ Cultural Award 2000 from the city of Berlin. In 2001, President Jacques Chirac appointed Mr. Koons to the rank of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor for his ongoing contributions in tightening the cultural links between France and the United States. In 2002, Mr. Koons received the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, a Doctorate of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, from the Corcoran in Washington, DC, the Global Vision Award from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and was awarded membership to the Signet Society for Arts and Letters at Harvard University. Mr. Koons has also received the Medal Award of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has recently been elected to the American Academy for arts and Letters.

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