Jeff Koons (York, January 21, 1955), is an American artist known for his kitschy works that ironically illustrate the American way of life and its tendency toward consumerism. He is also considered an icon of the neo-pop style and recognized among the world’s richest artists.
Throughout his career, Koons has expressed himself through the use of a wide range of techniques, such as sculpture, painting, installation, and photography, and the use of different materials including pigments, plastics, inflatables, marble, metals, and porcelain. The artist is generally referred to as the heir of Andy Warhol and a continuation of pop art. Another author with whom he is generally associated is Marcel Duchamp, whose ready-made technique he reinterprets.