New Hoover Convertibles


Jeff Koons
4 vacuum cleaners, Perspex and fluorescent lights
Currently in the Tate/ National Galleries of Scotland

Referred to broadly as ‘The New’ these works explored the way our fantasies and desires are transferred on 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.

Tate. “’New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Red, Brown, New Shelton Wet/Dry 10 Gallon Displaced Doubledecker’, Jeff Koons, 1981-7.” Tate, Tate, www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/koons-new-hoover-convertibles-green-red-brown-new-shelton-wet-dry-10-gallon-displaced-ar00077.

1980s


Johnson Burgee Architects (American architectural firm, active from 1967)
Atlanta Georgia, America
1987

Photograph showing the general style of living- cars, billboards, architecture and color trends. One Atlantic Center building in the background.

Johnson Burgee Architects (American architectural firm, active from 1967). One Atlantic Center, IBM Tower, exterior, general context view. Work: 1987, Era: CE. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS7730878_7730878_10562799