In an op-ed published today in Le Monde, 37 artists, collectors, curators, and other arts workers pledged their support for the towering "Bouquet of Tulips." The post Oui Oui! French Cultural Figures Praise Colossal Jeff Koons Bouquet in Op-Ed appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The 80,000-pound sculpture is still being fabricated, but already an association representing 255 French art dealers wants it moved. The post French Art Dealers Join Chorus of Opposition Against Jeff Koons’s Big Bouquet appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The work is not imagined as a memorial but as a message of hope to deliver to the present and future generations: “Created as a symbol of remembrance, optimism and healing, Bouquet of Tulips symbolizes the act of offering, represented by the outstretched hand holding the brightly colored flowers.” The artist rather wished to express […]
In defending Koons's giant "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture for Paris, two art dealers working on the project expose its many flaws. The post Paris Deserves Better than Jeff Koons appeared first on Hyperallergic.
"In [an open] letter, the signees say that the work is symbolically inappropriate to its subject matter, that it will obstruct views of the Eiffel Tower, that erecting it would be financially irresponsible, that the pavement below couldn't possibly support the 30-ton work, and that no open call was made for artists to submit plans […]
In an open letter, 24 artists, curators, politicians, and more called for the costly and logistically complex project to be scrapped. The post Non, Merci! French Artists and Cultural Workers Reject Giant Jeff Koons Sculpture appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Open letter dismisses Bouquet of Tulips, a gift in memory of 2015 attacks, as ‘product placement’ A year after the terror attacks that struck Paris in November 2015, Jeff Koons said he would give the city a monumental sculpture meant to honour the victims – but critics of the project are saying “no thanks”. Show More Summary
A year after the terror attacks that struck Paris in November 2015, Jeff Koons said he would give the city a monumental sculpture meant to honour the victims -- but critics of the project are saying 'no thanks'. About two dozen artists,...Show More Summary
After someone accidentally dropped Jeff Koons’s Red Balloon Dog in 2008, the fractured porcelain sculpture was considered damaged beyond repair. Similar works by Koons have been valued at tens of thousands of dollars, but after an art...Show More Summary
@jeffkoons & @louisvuitton Masters II keepall with the personalized custom ordered straps to match. #LVxKoons my "Arts & Craft" movement 2.0 A post shared by @virgilabloh on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:26pm PDT Following up yesterday’s news of a potential collaboration between OFF-WHITE, Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons, Virgil Abloh took to Instagram to give […]
The second instalment of the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons takes a step further in exploring the intersection of fashion and art with “Masters II”, a collection of bags and accessories designed by the world-renowned contemporary artist. As with the first, the second collection will also be based on the artist’s “Masters” series of […]
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A look at this week's art news, including Jeff Koons's work entering augmented reality, and events and exhibitions from Tampa to Basel.
It's a protest. And graffiti artist Sebastian Errazuriz didn't physically deface one of Koons' famous balloon dogs. But the augmented reality graffiti is Errazuriz's way of staking a claim to public space. He doesn’t think the privilege of geo-tagging should necessarily fall to technology giants. After Snapchat announced a partnership with the sculptor Jeff Koons that uses […]
The artist Sebastian Errazuriz used augmented reality to deface a famous sculpture by Mr. Koons to protest what he views as Silicon Valley’s monopoly on digital public space.
Snapchat and renowned artist Jeff Koons recently collaborated to showcase his iconic sculptures across the world utilizing the platform’s new augmented reality feature. While it’s appealing, not all artists approved of the idea, as on...Show More Summary
Snapchat recently launched a collaboration with Jeff Koons to showcase his iconic sculptures across the world using the platform's augmented reality feature. But not all artists are thrilled with the idea. On Wednesday New York-based...Show More Summary
Snapchat and artist Jeff Koons collaborated in an augmented reality project. You can now unlock Koons' installations in specific locations around the world. We went to Central Park and saw his balloon dog sculpture in AR. Despite it only being viewable on your phone, the art pieces will appear to be 3 stories tall. Show More Summary
The new "Jeff Koons Lens" allows Snapchat users to find augmented reality versions of Koons's shiny sculptures in parks around the world. The post The Augmented Banality of Jeff Koons Sculptures in Snapchat appeared first on Hyperallergic.