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Jeff Koons poses next to a pig, grinning”

The recent opening of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art has occasioned a number of rave reviews. They’re so good, in fact, that they’ve inspired Los Angeles Times writer Carolina A. Miranda to comb the write-ups for “evocative turn[s] of phrase, political metaphor[s], and references to lady parts” in order […]

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Smiling Into Summer Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up; July 2014 Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2014. Jeff Koons, The Whitney Museum of Art Moves Downtown, "The Invention Of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd, "The Ocean At The End of The Lane" by...Show More Summary

In Culture News: The Brazil You Don't See at the World Cup, Big Money for Two Washington Arts Organizations, and Why Kara Walker Is Better Than Jeff Koons

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Behind the World Cup: Arcade Journal, the only architectural magazine in the Pacific Northwest (that is not a good thing), has just posted an excellent essay called "The Limits of Favela Chic." It is by Lisa Sturdivant, a young and Seattle-based urban planner. Show More Summary

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1. Are people biased against black dogs? 2. Kickstarter in Everything (potato salad, average is over). 3. Jeff Koons employs 128 people. 4. “We are calling this missing light the photon underproduction crisis. But it’s the astronomers who are in crisis—somehow or other, the universe is getting along just fine.” 5. Mining the streets of […]

Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, and the Challenge of Public Art

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

As if his museum-filling Whitney retrospective weren’t enough, Jeff Koons currently has a massive sculpture on view at Rockefeller Center. “Split-Rocker” is comprised of two halves, one the recreated head of a toy pony rocker, the other the head of a toy dinosaur rocker.

The world according to Jeff

last weekArts : Prospero

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective Source: AP/ Jeff Koons "Inflatable Flowers (Short Pink, Tall Purple)", 1979 Source: Jeff Koons...Continue reading

Neighborly Beefs: After years of denied requests, artist...

After years of denied requests, artist Jeff Koons just got the go-ahead to renovate his two NYC apartments into one massive manse, much to his neighbors displeasure. "It's reckless," says one resident of the project, which will combine the respective...

Art in the age of Instagram: Jeff Koons’ exhibit is a playground for selfie-takers

The #koons-tagged selfies have already started rolling in from the Whitney's new exhibit

Is Jeff Koons More Like Edward Snowden or Buzzfeed?

last weekArts : Art Fag City

Jeff Koons may inspire more debate than any other living artist. His work is kitschy, expensive, and market-friendly. He recycles imagery to the point of looking intellectually lazy. Is his factory of art makers really that different from Buzzfeed, a vast and wealthy website that brings together hundreds of pre-existing and manipulated images for little more than entertainment?

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Have a Nice Day: Jeff Koons and the End of Art

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Gleaming in the ghost-light of fluorescent tubes, the vitrine-encased vacuum cleaners that open the Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons retrospective are nothing short of spectacular. The rest of the work, however, with few exceptions, reveals itself to be as thin, puerile and derivative as the artist’s harshest critics would expect.

Adam Harrison Levy: Jeff Koons's Studio: An ER Room for Art

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

Walking into Jeff Koons’s studio is like entering a medical laboratory crossed with an open plan office. It’s an ER room for art.

Jeff Koons Retro

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Jeff Coons produces so much tawdry bling that it is easy to forget he is an accomplished artist. Today the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York opened Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, which fills nearly the entire museum with 35-years-worth of Coons' work (CLICK). Show More Summary

How Jeff Koons Is Elevating Fashion to Art

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Every week, we bring you the best shoppable fashion and lifestyle stories from the editors at InStyle.com, including this column about one artist's journey in creating chic art. The melding of the worlds of art and fashion, or Artfashion...Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Bouncy Boobland

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Ben Davis takes a closer look at the Whitney Museum’s wall labels in the Jeff Koons retrospective; he finds some naive ideas about race. Apparently, “Equilibrium” had to do with hoop dreams, and Koons thought Michael Jackson’s skin-whitening was “radicality” and “abstraction” because it was the ultimate appeal to the mainstream white middle class. Show More Summary

Jeff Koons’s Bright, Shiny Objects

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jeff Koons isn't known for doing anything small or subtle. So it's appropriate that his first major New York retrospective takes over an entire museum with his colorful, kitchy art.

Must We Take Jeff Koons Seriously Now?

Comedian Stephen Colbert called Jeff Koons “The world's most expensive birthday clown” when the artist famous for his giant balloon animals appeared on his show in 2012. A year later, one of Koons’ balloon dogs sold for $58.4 million,...Show More Summary

Slideshow: The Jeff Koons Retrospective

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Art is a “platform for the future,” Jeff Koons announced at yesterday’s press conference at the Whitney. What that means is anyone’s guess, but he followed that up by explaining that he’s 59 and hopes to be making art for at least another three decades.

Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds

It’s all helixed into this: something fantastic, something disastrous. “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” is upon us. One can’t think of the last 30 years in art without thinking of Koons, a lot. I’ve witnessed this career from very close range. I have seen him transform himself into the Koons hologram... More »

Material Boy: Jeff Koons at the Whitney

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A goliath figure in the art world whose output spans three decades, it may come as a surprise that Jeff Koons's Whitney retrospective is the artist’s first major solo show at a New York museum.

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