In 1980 Koons exhibited a series of sculptures from the 'Pre-New' series, which were comprised of wall-mounted vacuum cleaners on acrylic illuminated by fluorescent lights. The artist later produced more configurations, using readymade objects in the creation of highly conceptual artworks. Pristine vacuum cleaners were displayed in acrylic cases in various configurations. The series, `The New,? explored the way our fantasies and desires are transferred to ordinary objects. Gleaming seductively under the glare of fluorescent lighting, it is the newness of the 'New Hoover Convertibles' that gives them their appeal. Suspended in a state of ultimate perfection, Koons commented, "If one of my works was to be turned on, it would be destroyed."