Jeff Koons comments: “Sometimes professionally in life we can find ourselves at a crossroads. Going through the last year or so and having the opportunity to reflect on what I would like to achieve with my life’s work in order to bring it to its fullest potential, I have decided that a change in the environment in which my work is viewed and supported would be a positive thing at this time. I have known Marc for decades and I’ve decided that Pace Gallery feels like an exciting situation for me and my work. The most important thing to me is the production of my work and to see these artworks realized so that they can be exhibited and viewed. I think this new change in my life with Pace Gallery will bring about tremendous opportunities for my work.”
Pace’s first collaboration with Koons will be an exhibition of a single seminal sculpture at the gallery’s Palo Alto space in 2022. In 2023, Pace will stage a major exhibition at its flagship gallery in New York devoted to a new body of work from Koons that has been years in the making.
On May 5, Koons will open Jeff Koons Mucem: Works from the Pinault Collection at Mucem, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, in Marseille, France. Nineteen works on loan from the Pinault Collection will span Koons’s career, from Balloon Dog to the Gazing Ball and Antiquity series. In fall 2021, Jeff Koons. Shine will open at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, exploring Koons’s reference to philosophy using shiny, reflective surfaces, from the late 1970s to the present day. Qatar Museums will present Jeff Koons: Lost in America at QM Gallery ALRIWAQ in Doha, Qatar this November 2021. In summer 2022, Koons will stage an exhibition at the DESTE Foundation Project Space, a historic slaughterhouse in Hydra, Greece. The project will be on view from June 21 to September 30, 2022.