Donkey, 1999


Color Grano lithograph on paper

36.00 x 28.00 in

91.4 x 71.1 cm

Edition of 99

This work is signed, numbered and dated by the artist on recto.

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36.00 x 28.00 in

91.4 x 71.1 cm

Edition of 99


    About The Work

    The Jeff Koons Donkey lithograph from the "Easy Fun" series of animal shapes was created in 1999. For this limited edition of only 99 impressions, Jeff Koons created a shaped outline of a Donkey, and used richly colored lithographic inks to simulate a watercolor effect, so the print looks unique.

    Executed in 1999, Donkey is an exquisite and monumental ode to childhood and innocence that formed the central painting in Jeff Koons' Easy Fun series. Koons' Easyfun series came after the lengthy process of creating his Celebration, which have remained in production to this day. The Celebration series consisted of paintings and sculptures that also explored and celebrated childhood experiences. Koons himself explained that they were intended in part as postcards to his son, who was taken by his mother, La Cicciolina, to Italy following the end of their marriage. When he began the Easyfun series in 1999, childhood was on Koons' mind for very different reasons: he had remarried and had a young family again. Being a father and finding himself immersed in the world of childhood once more, Koons was able to appreciate the overwhelming power of the unique perspective we enjoy during youth and which is channeled so effectively in the visual feast of cereal, toys, and cream of Donkey.

    Courtesy of Joseph K. Levene Art, Ltd.

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    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 49.00" x 41.25".
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