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Internationally celebrated artist and York native throws the first pitch during his bobblehead night at the York Revolution game in downtown York. Abbey Zelko, FlipSidePA

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It’s rare to see internationally celebrated modern artist Jeff Koons around town, but the York native didn’t miss his bobblehead night at PeoplesBank Park.

The York Revolution gave away Jeff Koons bobbleheads to the first 1,500 fans Friday night as part of the team's "Celebrate York" series to commemorate its 10th anniversary season.

And Koons said he didn’t want to miss it.

He spent the evening signing autographs for fans, throwing the ceremonial first pitch and watching the game with his wife and six children.

"(I want) to be part of the community and show my appreciation for York," he said.

Koons’ bobblehead was the 10th giveaway of the "Celebrate York" series, according to the York Revolution website.

“As we were assembling the Celebrate York series, we wanted a cross-section of Yorkers from different disciplines who were accomplished and celebrated in their fields,” York Revolution President Eric Menzer said. “Jeff was an obvious choice to represent the arts, and we are thrilled that he agreed to participate.”

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