Jeff Koons likes to use ordinary objects that you can buy in stores anywhere. He often makes art out of everyday things like toys, basketballs, and souvenirs.
For this piece, Koons chose vacuum cleaners called Hoover Convertibles. They were made by a company called Hoover. That word convertible means something that can be changed from one form or use to another, like a car whose roof you can take off or put back on.
Koons converted these groovy hoovers into art. He put them in clear plastic boxes to get your attention and make you think about the hoovers as if they were special.
Hey, look at those lights shining on the hoovers. We usually see shiny new objects under bright lights inside stores or in store windows.
By showing them in a museum instead of a store, the artist asks you to stop and think about these objects in a new way.