Sophia Kishkovsky looks into the history of Soviet ceramicist Oksana Zhnikrup and the Kiev workshop-factory where she created the figurines - to which, by the way, Koons did, in fact, purchase rights.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced that renowned artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koons donated a piece of artwork to the School, which will be sold to establish the Jeff Koons Scholarship Fund. The piece, titled ?Gazing Ball (Stool), 2013?2016,? is made of polychromed stainless steel, wood, glass and aluminum. Show More Summary
The artist donated his large sculpture “Bouquet of Tulips” to honor terrorism victims. The project is stuck in red tape, and its critics wish it would disappear.
The gift is a large sculpture - a hand holding a bouquet of the artist's signature balloon tulips - in honor of the victims of the 2015 terrorist attacks. But it's a problematic present: it's too heavy for the site Koons wants, not everyone cares for it (one museum director says, "I think it will […]
After watching this short documentary about sculptor Jeff Koons (narrated by Scarlett Johansson), I have more appreciation for what he does. I used to resent the fact that he has a team of artisans that do much of the actual work, but now I think, "so what?" Video has nudity. [via Kottle]
Ouch. Jeff Koons has reduced his studio staff by half. The gazing ball paintings aren't doing very well. (Surprise, surprise. They're terrible.) [artnet News] Wow. Ben Davis really doesn't like documenta 14. He calls it "deliberately irredeemable". Show More Summary
"In this environment, with museum directors under pressure to boost attendance, Holbein loses out to Damien Hirst, Manet to Christian Marclay, Braque to Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Klee to Jeff Koons. Even museums whose collections extend back to the ancients are stressing contemporary art. In the past few years, some museum directors and fundraisers have told […]
Fun fact: Koons listens to Led Zeppelin for about an hour every day. From the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, this is a short documentary on the life and work of artist Jeff Koons, narrated by Scarlett Johansson. I’ve been experiencing...Show More Summary
This year, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles gala honored sculptor Jeff Koons who for decades has created incredibly monuments to popular culture, from steel balloon animals to a bronze "Hulk Elvis" to Michael Jackson and Bubbles the chimp in porcelain.
Renowned artist Jeff Koons known for working with popular culture subjects, was honored last May during MOCA’s 38th annual gala (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) — and now, the contemporary art museum has commissioned a mini-documentary on his storied career titled simply, “Jeff Koons.” Directed by Oscar Boyson, the eight-minute clip is narrated by […]
Last month The Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A, aka MOCA, held a gala in honor of the iconic artist Jeff Koons. To go along with the event, the museum produced a mini-documentary on the life and work of Koons, narrated by none other than Scarlett Johansson. The fast-paced doc gives us some back story […]
The 7th edition of the Art History Festival is being held from June 2 to 4, 2017 at Fontainebleau castle and city. Nature is the festival?s main theme in 2017 while The United States is invited as guest country and Jeff Koons as the guest of honor. Show More Summary
The worlds of finance and the humanities seem distant. The cold calculus and material emphasis of finance seems about as far removed as one can imagine from the inquiring, open-ended approach of the humanities and its emphasis on meaning. Show More Summary
The artist's 45-foot-tall inflatable sculpture at Rockefeller Center aggrandizes an outmoded model of femininity. The post The Hollow Symbolism of Jeff Koons’s Blow-Up Ballerina appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The pop-artist joins forces with ceramic masters Bernardaud for new additions to his balloon sculpture collection
Ukrainians took to the internet Thursday to lambaste star US artist Jeff Koons over his latest New York installation, a huge sculpture that appears remarkably similar to a work by a Ukrainian artist who died in 1993. Koons has said his...Show More Summary
Koons based the 45-foot-tall inflatable, currently installed at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, on his 2015 stainless-steel sculpture of the same name. It turns out that both of them bear the proverbial striking resemblance to a porcelain titled Balerina Lenochka by Oksana Zhnikrup and the The Kiev Experimental Ceramic-Art Factory. Show More Summary
A look at this week's art news, including Jeff Koons' new public art installation at Rockefeller Center, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Shanghai.