35 Jeff Koons Quotes on Art & Creativity

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“Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that’s what art is.” – Jeff Koons

“I would prefer a normal-sized breast, or a small breast or whatever, and that it be natural, than to understand that it was just some jelly in there.”

— Jeff Koons

“I’m interested in power.”

— Jeff Koons

“Ive always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. Thats what Ive always done.”

— Jeff Koons

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“When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.”
— Jeff Koons

“I think about my work every minute of the day.”
— Jeff Koons

“Whenever you finish an artwork and the viewer comes and views it, at that moment you’ve given up control.”

— Jeff Koons

“Ive always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. Thats what Ive always done.”
— Jeff Koons

“My process of being inspired is very intuitive. Im constantly following my interest.”
— Jeff Koons

“The moment we live in is a great time to make art. We have different technologies to play with, and we’re left with the opportunity to focus on our work.”
— Jeff Koons

“As morality seems to have supplanted civilization, I move on to the spiritual.”
— Jeff Koons

“I’m making some of the greatest art being made now. It’ll take the art world ten years to get around to it.”
— Jeff Koons

“I believe that my art gets across the point that I’m in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I’m speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog.”
— Jeff Koons

“If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it’s just about getting the outline of the forest.”

— Jeff Koons

“I produce a lot of my artwork in Germany.”
— Jeff Koons

“I know how art has come in and really changed my life, so to give these children that opportunity just to come into contact with art – that’s wonderful.”
— Jeff Koons

 “I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It’s a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that’s taking place in the art gallery.”

— Jeff Koons

“Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.”

— Jeff Koons

“Abstraction and luxury are the guard dogs of the upper class.”

— Jeff Koons

“I was always an artist. I was a broker to earn a living, but I was always thinking about my art.”
— Jeff Koons

When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.”

— Jeff Koons

“I spend much more time looking at art history and at different references to art than I do at actual objects.”
— Jeff Koons