Even here in Santa Monica, close to the ocean, it's so damn hot right now. So, let's talk about something cool, very cool. How about the recently renovated Musée Picasso in Paris? Its remodeling was much too expensive and painfully protracted...Show More Summary
What would make Jurassic Park better? Putting everyone in high heels! [via Slate] Ai Weiwei has had his passport returned by the Chinese government. [Los Angeles Times] The Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize has been awarded to Hilde Krohn Huse. Show More Summary
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Here at AFC, we find beauty in what many might consider "inappropriate" or "distasteful" or "hard-core pornographic." Over the past few weeks, we've received some complaints that our blog is no longer safe for work...or for coffee shops. Show More Summary
"What if you were locked in an art museum overnight, with a rocket launcher, during a Jeff Koons retrospective?" That's how artist Hunter Jonakin sets the scene for his 1980s throwback video game, Jeff Koons Must Die!!! If you wereShow More Summary
These are the BFF Console Tables designed by Vick Vanlian and inspired by the styles of Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. They're little tables with colorful sexy lady legs and high heels. They cost $5,000 though, making it infinitely cheaper to steal the legs off a mannequin at J.C. Show More Summary
This week’s Imagine… Jeff Koons: Diary of a Seducer (BBC1, Tuesday) began with Koons telling a slightly puzzled-looking Alan Yentob that what spinach was to Popeye, so art is to… Read more The post The bankers’ darling appeared first on The Spectator.
Putting a live cat through an x-ray machine at airport security: not a good idea. It seems this has happened more than once. [NBC Los Angeles] Adorable wombat. [Facebook Video] A flag-burning event in Fort Greene turns into what sounds like an opera (if you squint your eyes and imagine everyone singing). Show More Summary
Jeff Koons Is the Kanye West of the Contemporary Art World
Tonight Imagine on BBC One presents Jeff Koons: Diary of a Seducer at 22:40 hours. With Koons retrospectives infesting the Whitney Museum in New York and the Pompidou in Paris, Alan Yentob ponders the pulling power of the King of Bling. Wear sunglasses and earplugs for this programme to cut out the glare and the waffle. Shown is Koons, Yentob and a shiny bunny (CLICK).
Because the universe loves me, I found myself in Paris recently with nothing to do but sight-see and visit great museums. I made my way to the Pompidou, which had a mind-boggling retrospective on the works of Jeff Koons, whose iconic Balloon Dog you see here. Upon investigating Koons’ life and work, I discovered that […]
GIF via What kind of person puts a Jeff Koons Balloon Rabbit in their courtyard? And what's it like to casually own said multimillion-dollar modern sculpture? In artist Lawrence Lek's latest futurist reimagining for "site-specific simulation"...Show More Summary
The Guggenheim Bilbao presents Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, an exhibition that looks back at the work of one of the most eminent figure in the art of our time, the unmistakable Jeff Koons. This chronological, coherent retrospective of...Show More Summary
A soiree with some of Hollywood's biggest names held late Thursday near Cannes during the film festival raised $30 million (27 million euros) for the fight against AIDS. Leonardo DiCaprio, Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, F1 driver...Show More Summary
As it turns out, Jeff Koons — he of the shiny oversize toys favored by billionaires the world over — is an environmentalist. On May 20, he was granted an award for this by Riverkeeper. Robert Kennedy Jr. approached Koons approximately four years ago about his organization. Which is lovely,... More »
Maria Abramovi? has crossed a line that even Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst are wary of. Someone was bound to do it eventually. She has not just taken art out of the gallery but into a realm of rock concert hysteria and teen adulation. To put it kindly, you can say her fans resemble the […]
Mr. Rothkopf, 38, has organized exhibitions of the work of Jeff Koons, Wade Guyton and Mary Heilmann.
Most great art is made in a dictatorship — the old idiom about a camel being a horse designed by committee comes to mind — but it takes an unsung hero sometimes to get the job done. Dick Polich is one such individual. I had interviewed many of his clients,... More »
Nearly 60 top arts figures—including Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince—have signed a letter urging NYC officials to deny the Frick Collection’s expansion proposal on the grounds …
A group of 54 artists and other art worlders has signed a letter asking Mayor de Blasio and Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, to deny the Frick Collection's proposed plan for expansion.