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Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train, 1986

Stainless steel and bourbon
27.9 x 289.6 x 16.5 cm (11 x 114 x 6.5 in)
Edition of 3
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (18 Nov 2022)

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Past Sales
ImageLast Sale DateTitleEdition No.Last SaleLast Sale Auction HouseLast Sale Location
Nov 18, 2022Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train3
Christie'sNew York
Artwork Description



27.9 x 289.6 x 16.5 cm (11 x 114 x 6.5 in)


stainless steel and bourbon


JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)


Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1992


Los Angeles, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Luxury and Degradation , August 1986 (another example exhibited).

New York, International With Monument Gallery, Luxury and Degradation , October 1986 (another example exhibited).

Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions, Art and its Double: A New York perspective/L'art i el seu doble: Panorama de l'art a Nova York , November 1986-January 1987, p. 71, no. 46 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons: Works 1979-1988 , July-August 1988, pp. 30-31 and 39, no. 19 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

London, Saatchi Gallery, New York Art Now: The Saatchi Collection , September 1987-January 1988, pp. 136-137 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Washington D.C, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective , February-May 1990, p. 79 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

New York, Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture , October 1990-September 1991, p. 395, no. 32 (illustrated).

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Jeff Koons , December 1992-October 1993, pp. 70-71 and 131, pl. 24, no. 28 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Denmark, Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Jeff Koons Retrospektiv, November 1992-April 1993, Amsterdam and Stuttgart, pp. 52-53 (illustrated); Aarhus, pp. 42-43, cat. no. 13 (illustrated).

Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau; London, Royal Academy of Arts and London, Saatchi Gallery, American Art in the 20th Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913-1993 , May-December 1993, p. 435, no. 250 (illustrated).

Kunsthalle Zürich, Playpen & Corpus Delirium , October-December 1996, pp. 16-17 and 20 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Santa Monica, Eli Broad Family Foundation, Group Show , December 1997-July 1999 (another example exhibited).

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture , April-June 2000 (another example exhibited).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection , October 2001-September 2003, p. 224 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Jeff Koons , June-September 2003, pp. 44-45 and 51 (illustrated).

New York, C&M Arts, Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years , April-June 2004, pp. 50-51 and 81, no. 15 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and Helsinki City Art Museum, Jeff Koons: Retrospective , September 2004-April 2005, pp. 44-45, 110-111 and 146 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and London, Hayward Gallery, Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye , February-December 2005 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Re-Object: Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Merz , February-May 2007, pp. 110-111 and 120-121 (illustrated).

London, Gagosian Gallery, Pop Art Is , September-November 2007, n.p., no. 101 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeff Koons , May-September 2008, pp. 48-49 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, Inaugural Installation , February-September 2008, pp. 199 and 243 ­­­(another example exhibited and installation view illustrated).

Chateau de Versailles, Jeff Koons, Versailles , October 2008-April 2009, pp. 81-83, 156 and 166 (illustrated).

Frankfurt, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Jeff Koons: The Sculptor , June-September 2012, p. 172 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou and Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, June 2014-September 2015, pp. 82 and 86-87 (New York, another example exhibited and illustrated), pp. 90 and 94-95 (Paris, illustrated).

Mexico City, Museo Jumex, Appearance Stripped Bare: Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even, May-September 2019, pp. 230-233 (illustrated).

Florence, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Jeff Koons: Shine, October 2021-January 2022, p. 74-77 (illustrated).

Doha, Qatar Museums Al Riwaq Gallery, Jeff Koons: Lost in America, November 2021-March 2022, pp. 58-59 (another example exhibited).


J. Saltz, R. Smith and P. Halley, Beyond Boundaries: New York's New Art , New York, 1986, p. 6 (another example illustrated).

J. Siegel, 'Jeff Koons: Unachievable States of Being,' Art , October 1986, p. 67 (another example illustrated).

E. Heartney, "The Hot New Cool Art: Simulationism," ARTnews 86, no. 1, January 1987, p. 135

D. Cameron, L'Art i el seu doble: Panoram de l'art a Nova York / Art and Its Double: a New York Perspective, Barcelona, 1987, p. 71 (another example illustrated).

S. Morgan, "Write when you get home..." Artscribe International (UK), September 1987, p. 59 (another example from the edition illustrated).

Carnegie International - 1988 , exh. cat., Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, 1988, p. 90.

J. Koons and R. Rosenblum, The Jeff Koons Handbook , London, 1992, pp. 66-67 and 157 (another example illustrated).

A. Muthesius, ed., Jeff Koons , Cologne, 1992, pp. 21, 68-69 and 70, pl. 1 (installation view of another example illustrated).

Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal , exh. cat., Berlin, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, 2000, pp. 34, fig. 15 (another example illustrated).

Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980-2002 , exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2002, p. 21, pl. IV (installation view of another example illustrated).

“Notable Prices, the Year in Review 2004,” The Art Newspaper , 2004, pp. 36-37 (another example illustrated).

G. McNatt, “Pop with No Apologies,” The Baltimore Sun , 9 April 2005.

S. Cosulich Canarutto, Jeff Koons , Milan, 2006, pp. 44-45 (illustrated).

A. Lindemann, Collecting Contemporary , Los Angeles, 2006, pp. 150-151 (another example from the edition illustrated).

H. Holzwarth, ed., Jeff Koons , New York, 2008, pp. 87, 188-189, 193, 195-198 and 206 (another example illustrated).

L. Molzhahn, “Jeff Koons Exhibition Opens at Museum of Contemporary Art,” Chicago Tribune , 30 May 2008.

P. Schjeldahl, “Funhouse: A Jeff Koons Retrospective,” The New Yorker , 9 and 16 June 2008.

M. Nakamura, “USA: Jeff Koons,” Art Actuel , no. 57, July/August 2008, p. 75 (another example illustrated).

Jeff Koons: Popeye Sculpture , exh. cat, Paris, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, 2010, p. 9 (installation view illustrated).

Jeff Koons: Fondation Beyeler , exh. cat., Basel, Foundation Beyeler, 2012, p. 19 (another example illustrated).

N. Rosenthal, Jeff Koons: New Paintings and Sculpture , exh. cat., New York, Gagosian Gallery, 2014, p. 5.

“Private View: Just the Ticket,” Vanity Fair (On Art) , November 2014, p. 36.

M. Polsinelli and S. Burkhanova, “The Words,” Garage Magazine , Fall/Winter 2014, pp. 90-91.

A. Malvoisin, “Top 4 des œuvres les plus chères," Beaux Arts éditions , December 2014, pp. 64-65 (another example illustrated).

J. Koons and N. Rosenthal, Jeff Koons: Conversations with Norman Rosenthal , New York, 2014, pp. 126-127 (another example illustrated).

H. Holzwarth, Koons , Cologne, 2015, p. 34 (installation view of another example illustrated).

J. Helyer, E. Shad and C. Beck, eds., The Broad Collection , Los Angeles, 2015, pp. 12-13 and 21 (another example illustrated).

Jeff Koons: Now, exh. cat., London, Newport Street Gallery, 2016, pp. 4, 8.

The Broad Foundations Entrepreneurship for the Public Good 2015-2016 , Los Angeles, The Broad Art Foundations, 2016, p. 97 (installation view of another example illustrated).

J. Drobnick, "Bottles of Art," Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies , Berkeley, Winter 2018, p. 50 (another example illustrated).

M. Gioni and N. Bell, Jeff Koons: 2000 Words , Athens, 2019, pp. 54-57 and 122 (illustrated).

A. Perl, "A more public arena: Jeff Koons' Reinvention in the Midst of Reaganism," Association for Art History , June 2020 (installation view of another example illustrated).

B.B. Bonomi, "Jeff Koons in Qatar: The American Artist's Lost in America Exhibition Is One Not To Be Missed," Harper's Bazaar Arabia , March 2022 (installation view of another example illustrated).


JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)

Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train

stainless steel and bourbon

11 x 114 x 6 1/2 in. (27.9 x 289.6 x 16.5 cm.)

Executed in 1986. This work is number three from an edition of three plus one artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.