Things You Didn’t Know About Jeff Koons

1. As a child, Jeff Koons sold gift-wrap paper and candies door-to-door.

2. Koons is often called the “art world’s Orson Welles.”

3.Jeff Koons plans to send his Moon Phases piece to the moon, containing 125 moon phases, to be photographed and minted as his first round of NFTs.

4. He was married to the Italian porn film industry actor Ilona Staller Anna, known as Cicciolina. Together they created provocative works that made them famous.

5. Koons is sometimes referred to as the “king of kitsch”. The sculpture, in wood and porcelain, depict subjects such as the Pink Panther embracing a topless woman; and a wooden statue of Buster Keaton.