Jeff Koons

Mound of Flowers

About this artwork

In Mound of Flowers, Koons uses a motif commonly used to symbolise spiritual and physical love. It was heavily inspired by the ornamental designs in Rococo churches, while Koons himself has cited Massacio’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden as one of the sources for the Made in Heaven series. Koons has also stated that the Mound of Flowers, even though it is quite an external image, can indicate the surface of a mental landscape. Traditional glass workers made the sculpture, comprised of coloured glass, on the island of Murano, Italy.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Mound of Flowers
  • date created:
    1991
  • materials:
    Glass
  • measurements:
    40.00 x 113.50 x 94.50 cm
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  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00076
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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons