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Jeff Koons exhibition at Whitney Museum is vandalized

A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum.

Video: Artist Defaces Wall At Jeff Koons Retrospective With Red Paint, Marker

A Canadian performance artist splattered paint and drew on a wall of the Whitney Museum's Jeff Koons show yesterday. The artist, Istvan Kantor, was taken into custody and then to a hospital for evaluation. [ more › ]

Thursday Links: Blood Vandals

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

Performance artist Istvan Kantor (Karl Lagerfeld lookalike?) vandalizes Jeff Koons retrospective with his own blood. This seems to be a pastime for him, seeing as he doused a Paul McCarthy sculpture in his blood in 2004. He won a Canadian award for that one. Show More Summary

Vandalism at the Whitney Museum of Art

A man who was photographed by a bystander splashed red paint on a blank gallery wall at the Whitney Museum of Art on Wednesday in an isolated act of vandalism on the third floor where the Jeff Koons retrospective is on display.

Man Vandalizes Jeff Koons Retrospective

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

A man briefly disrupted the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum this afternoon, splashing red paint against a wall and signing his name.

Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons and the Culture of Hyperbole

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Recently, I read a statement by Kenneth Turan, film critic for the LA Times, that struck a chord. As a poet and art critic, it is impossible to ignore the reams of exaggeration I am bombarded with on a daily basis, from blurbs attesting...Show More Summary

Starchitect Watch: Renzo Piano's Whitney on the High Line Nears Completion

While the Whitney's soon-to-be old location on the Upper East Side presents a Jeff Koons retrospective, its future home along the High Line is nearing completion. Designed by Italian starchitect Renzo Piano, the angular, tiered structure was enclosed back...

Tuesday Links: Corgi Rodeo and Marina Abramopug

3 days agoArts : Art Fag City

Corgi rodeo. Yeehaw! [Imgur] The Jeff Koons retrospective is so gosh darn popular that the Whitney will now be open on Mondays to accommodate visitors. [Artsbeat] An explanation of “riots” compared to “protests.” [The New Inquiry] “On one hand this is literally finger-painting. Show More Summary

Whitney Museum to Open Mondays for Koons Retrospective

Starting Sept. 1, the museum will will be open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., until its Jeff Koons retrospective closes.

Heidi Klum Gives Little Peek of Black Bra at LAX Airport

Heidi Klum is a stylish babe in blue while touching down at LAX Airport on Friday (August 15) in Los Angeles. “GAZING BALL Jeff Koons Whitney Museum NYC,” the 41-year-old former supermodel tweeted the day before with a pic of herself. Check out the cute pic below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Heidi [...]

Artist Creates Mini Play-Doh Replicas of Jeff Koons Sculpture

Illustrator Jon Burgerman crafts miniature versions of the American artist's 10-foot-tall metal art piece

Stella McCartney Collaborated With the Internet’s New Favorite Artist

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Stella McCartney has an eclectic group of friends, many of them outside fashion circles — you can tell just by the guest list at her annual resort presentation-cum-party. (Lorne Michaels, Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, and Jenny Lewis attended the last one.) Now McCartney has recruited a new pal, artist Petra... More »

This Week in Lines

by Jake Gallagher Jeff Koons Retrospective, The Whitney — July 25th, 4:06PM Location: 75th St. and 5th Ave. Length: 68 people Weather: 81 and partly cloudy Crowd: Diverse enough to make any Koon's collector (and their wallet) swell with pride. Mood: A despondent tourist whined to her friends. Show More Summary

The Onion’s Film Standard: A Lesson on The Pan

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

There comes a time in a young critic’s life– after hours spent seeking meaning in a press release about Lady Gaga’s latest Jeff Koons partnership, or in a comment hole under leaked photos of George Bush bathroom portraits, or you turn...Show More Summary

Wednesday Links: Out of Control Coverage

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_68138" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carol Vogel interviews Jeff Koons[/caption] Carol Vogel, plagiarist? First, Fishbowl NY reported that part of her lede for a story on Piero di Cosimo appeared to be taken from his Wikipedia entry, which was last modified in May. Show More Summary

China produces knock-offs of Jeff Koons' “Balloon Dog”

China’s biggest e-commerce site Alibaba is now peddling stainless steel dog manufactured by VLA Sculpture to replicate Jeff Koons' iconic “Balloon Dog” sculpture. Last year the sculpture was sold at Christie’s New York for $58.4 million and earned Jeff Koons a world record. Read the rest of the story at: China produces knock-offs of Jeff Koons' “Balloon Dog”

Jeff Koons Offers Charlie Rose Art Enlightenment

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

When last we visited Charlie Rose, he was baffling Richard Serra by asking the artist hypothetical questions about being himself. Last night Rose had another Monumental Male Artist on the show, Jeff Koons — because, as Rose says, Koons is "having a moment."

Alibaba Is Selling A Knockoff Version Of Jeff Koons' $58 Million 'Balloon Dog' For $500

Jeff Koons' orange "Balloon Dog" sold for $58.4 million at auction last year, making it the most expensive work ever sold by a living artist. But if you don't have that kind of cash lying around, you can always turn to Alibaba. The Chinese...Show More Summary

explanation of jeff koons

Warning: Some of Koons’ work is NSFW! Not for kids. Except for the cheesy intro music, I like this review of Jeff Koons’ recent show. I’ve always had this love/hate approach to his work and I think this discussion by art critic Rodrigo Canete helps out. #puppies 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool […]

For sale. Knockoff Jeff Koons. $500.

4 weeks agoOdd :

A seller on Chinese b2b site Alibaba is offering stainless steel sculptures of balloon animal dogs in the style of Jeff Koons. For as little as $500, you can get your own knock-off copy of Balloon Dog, which sold for $58 million last...Show More Summary

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