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Watch Unauthorized Work Get Added To Jeff Koons Retrospective

At the marathon closing of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, an artist decided to add his mark to the exhibit, without permission and in front of a crowd of potential witnesses. Video uploaded to Instagram shows the man, whom the New York Times identified as Christopher Johnson, spray painting the wall next to […]

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Jeff Koons’ Kid-Inspired Art Inspires Art Class For Kids In Queens

Jeff Koons’ “Celebration” series, which includes those exceptionally giant, perfectly shiny balloon animals, is a bit child-centric. Specifically, it seems to be about “the absence of a child” — an opulent, emotionally overwhelming ode to Koons’ little son, Ludwig Maximillian, who was kidnapped to Europe by the artist’s ex. Now, in a small classroom at the All Saints Episcopal Church in […]

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Artist Released From Mental Hospital After Vandalizing Jeff Koons Exhibit With His Own Blood

Notorious artist Istvan Kantor strikes again, vandalizing a wall inside the Whitney’s perfect Jeff Koons retrospective with an X of his own blood yesterday. The Hungarian-born Canadian artist first started his “Blood Campaign” in 1979. With the latest action, Kantor passed out Jeff Koons-addressed artist statements for The Gift… …a surprise addition to your monumental exhibition and a sign of my high esteem […]

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You Can Buy an 98-Foot-Long Jeff Koons “Balloon Dog” Knock-Off From China

Aside from making half the shit you own, China has a rich culture of manufacturing copies of artworks. Right now, the country’s biggest e-commerce site Alibaba is offering a “stainless steel sculpture of a balloon-animal dog – VSSSP-038A.” Colors vary. Sizes vary — from 100 centimeters (39 inches) to 30 meters (98 feet). Quality, presumably, also varies. Since Jeff […]

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Perfect Jeff Koons Is Perfect (As Jeff Koons)

Right of Jeff Koons’ ecstatic ejaculate puddle, Cicciolina’s clumped mascara is perfect blue. It’s not blue. It’s more specific than blue, but like the pink pimples on her ass, spread half-hoisted onto his painted dick, it is the perfect color it should be. There are 150 objects in his Whitney retrospective (opening to the public Friday), spanning decades of a […]

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Self-Irrigating Jeff Koons Sculpture at Rockerfeller Center Could Use More Flowers

Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker was recently installed at Rockefeller Plaza, in conjunction with his retrospective opening this Friday at the Whitney Museum. Equipped with its own irrigation system, the 150-ton, 37-foot-high stainless steel, soil and geotextile fabric sculpture features over 50,000 plants. We were told to come back by the second week of July when its marigolds, petunias, geraniums, begonias and impatiens are “really in […]

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Here’s Nude Jeff Koons Pumping Iron Naked With No Clothes On

Artist Jeff Koons bare ass, flexed back and fuzzy chest are on full display inside the new Vanity Fair. And, just below the strategically placed title “S” that loops around his shadowed crotch area, there also appears to be just a hint of penis and/or balls drooping triumphantly in anticipation of the 59-year-old artist’s upcoming retrospective at the […]

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Rotting Damien Hirst Shark, 33 Jeff Koonses and Other Art Financial Villains Love

In the most recent issue of The Baffler, Rhonda Lieberman published an extensive piece on the art collectors of the “new Gilded Age.” Almost everyone Lieberman mentions is both obscenely wealthy and exploitative. One of them is Bernie Madoff, whose office art included a four foot screw so expensive that Madoff’s lawyer didn’t want it disclosed […]

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The Last Word on Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog

It’s 2014 and mocking Jeff Koons is just not fun anymore. Jeff Koons’ stupid balloon dogs, Damien Hirst’s stupid dots, Marina Abramović’s stupid eye contact — for those of us tap-dancing on the cracking crust between “art” and “mainstream culture” coverage, simplifying our half-felt blow-offs into blog posts is not worth perpetuating Koonsbramohirst’s omnipresence, not worth the minor news they […]

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Jeff Koons Has a Twitter, Eats Cereal

American artist and all-around great big rich guy Jeff Koons is “officially” on Twitter. Koons published his first tweet yesterday evening and already seems to gaining a fair amount of traction on the social network, gaining over 1,800 followers in just under twenty-four hours. The artist most prominently known for his large inflatable balloon dogs […]

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