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.
New York City’s Frick Collection, a house turned museum constructed by Henry Clay Frick in 1912, is set off from busy 70th Street by a serene pocket garden designed by architect Russell Page in 1977, which would be destroyed by the museum's planned expansion. While the museum describes the 42,000-square-foot... More »
Last year Laura Hutson wrote in Nashville Scene that Melodie Provenzano’s playful paintings "land somewhere between Jeff Koons kitsch and Takashi Murakami cute...bridging the tricky gap between commercial and accessible." I'm looking...Show More Summary
Christie's highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will offer two masterworks from the collection of renowned publisher and art collector, Benedikt Taschen. Martin Kippenberger and Jeff Koons, leaders of the New...Show More Summary
Two works by the artists, owned by the publishing giant Benedikt Taschen (and both formerly in the hands of Koons), are being sold alongside each other next month.
The topography of the automotive art world is as varied as Malibu's famous canyon roads—lots of highs and lots of lows. The pinnacle is populated by greats like Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol—both did fantastic work with BMW—and the nadir by execrable carnival barkers like the pompous louts who crushed a Type-997 Porsche 911 just to...
Spencer Kornhaber on PC Music at SXSW: “Many of the grooves and hooks are undeniable – and listening to it, you realize just how unnecessary the big-budget production currently defining popular dance music might be, and how ridiculous the mist-machine drama and pained soul singing of the average zillion-selling Avicii record really is.” (Wait, that‘s […]
George Lucas’ museum hits a road bump. The papers of a Nazi-era art dealer are to be made public. A fight erupts over a Jeff Koons sculpture in Sacramento. A mystery museum is planned for downtown L.A. And the Björk show in New York? The reviews are in and they are, well,...
A young man sets off into the (digital) wilderness Portland-based GIF and new media artist Michael Green first came to prominence/infamy when he tried to sell an animated GIF version of Jeff Koon’s famous Balloon Dog on ebay for $5800. Show More Summary