koonsies

Best interview editing ever at Art:21. In voiceover, Jeff Koons blabs about moral responsibility and a liking for ready-made objects as his many assistants make his objects for him. “Some people think that my work is just about money,” whines¬†one of the world’s wealthiest artists.

Meanwhile, the elves serenely dab, tape and chisel in a whirl about his workshop.

As the Koonsies lug giant lobsters, the artist croons that the best “art is impractical,” leaning off a well-elevated wooden stand. According to him, you can’t make more than one sculture or painting a year unless you got a herd of assistants, or as he refers to them, the “family.”

“I like to work with people because I don’t want to be in a room by myself,” he pleads. Because he can wipe his own inflatable crab. They’re just good company, is all.