Hirshhorn Plaza

2013 James T. Demetrion Lecture: Jeff Koons

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Internationally recognized artist Jeff Koons is best known for public works such as the large-scale floral installation Puppy. His ironically monumental reimaginings of banal subjects such as inflatable toys and kitschy photos and his appropriations of commercial imagery have been exhibited worldwide. Based on a re-creation of a destroyed late-nineteenth-century original, Koons’s stainless steel sculpture Kiepenkerl is currently on view at the entrance to the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden.

This annual program is made possible by the Friends of Jim and Barbara Demetrion Endowment Fund, established in 2001 to celebrate Jim Demetrion’s seventeen-year tenure as the Hirshhorn’s second director.