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JEFF KOONS: 1979-1999

JEFF KOONS, Nelson Automatic Cooker/Deep Fryer, 1979


Nelson Automatic Cooker/Deep Fryer


cooker/deep fryer, acrylic, and fluorescent lights

27 x 17 x 16 in.   68.6 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm.  

© Jeff Koons

傑夫 · 昆斯

Nelson 自動炊具/油炸機》

1979 年作


27 x 17 x 16 英寸,68.6 x 43.2 x 40.6 公分

© Jeff Koons


Nelson Automatic Cooker/Deep Fryer, 1979. From the time that I moved to New York, I began working with readymade objects. I was working with inflatable flowers, and I wanted to contribute to the Duchampian tradition of the readymade. I worked at the Museum of Modern Art, and so at lunchtime I would go to the architecture design department. I’d be looking at objects, and I thought I could display newness. I could make this very ethereal and ephemeral aspect of newness have a visual quality. So I would buy brand new objects and I would display them. If you look at the Nelson Automatic Cooker/Deep Fryer, the tubes that are in the back of it have fluorescent sticks, and they’re there to display the object for its newness.



Jeff Koons on Nelson Automatic Cooker/Deep Fryer

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