"Ushering in Banality" (1988)
"Ushering in Banality," 1988
Polychromed wood, 38 x 62 x 30 inches
© Jeff Koons
Courtesy the artist
"I always felt that it was autobiographical. And I’ve always thought of myself as the young boy in the back pushing the pig, pushing in the belief of trying to make work that would communicate to people that their own cultural and personal history up to that moment was absolutely perfect—and that that would give them a foundation to move forward in life."