(c) Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints), 2014–15 Oil on canvas, glass, aluminum, 179.7 x 136.5 x 37.5 cm. Property Jeff Koons

Masterpiece 2018

Gazing Ball by Jeff Koons 

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam will present Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) as its 2018 Masterpiece. The work is from the Gazing Ball Paintings series by American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955), which began in 2014. Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) is a wondrous combination of a handpainted version of Madonna and Child with Four Saints (1500–01) by Italian Renaissance painter Perugino and a smooth cobalt-blue glass ball. From 17 February until 8 April 2018.

De Nieuwe Kerk’s Masterpiece series

The series presents works of art so extraordinary that they are almost never loaned out, because of their fragility or their status as beloved favourites. Many of the works featured in the series have an obvious or unexpected religious or spiritual dimension. Each one is a work that calls for contemplation and introspection and dazzles visitors in the breath-taking surroundings of De Nieuwe Kerk’s gothic interior.

Previous Masterpieces

Rembrandt’s The Holy Family (2011)
Andy Warhol’s The Last Supper (2012)
Francis Bacon’s triptych In Memory of George Dyer (2014)
Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall) / Fire Woman by Bill Viola (2015)
Marc Chagall’s Calvary (2016)
El Greco’s Pentecost

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Gazing Ball by Jeff Koons coming to the Netherlands for De Nieuwe Kerk’s Masterpiece series

Images

(c) Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child
with Four Saints), 2014–15
Oil on canvas, glass, aluminum,
179.7 x 136.5 x 37.5 cm. Property Jeff Koons

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(c) Jeff Koons / Photo: Chris Fanning
Image above is Jeff standing

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