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Los Angeles Art World Passes on Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst

The much-anticipated Jeff Koons retrospective isn’t coming to MoCA as planned for this coming January. Instead, the retrospective will debut at the Whitney in New York in June 2014, then travel to the Centre Pompidou in Paris in October 2014. It’s not entirely cancelled — a MOCA rep tried to quell the ripple of confusion and balloon jokes […]

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This Is Not a Jeff Koons
at Frieze

Now, Paul McCarthy is just rubbing it in. Yes, there is a giant balloon dog sitting on Randall’s Island. But it is not Jeff Koons. It is a Paul McCarthy. Like that poop.  If you remember, we had quite the chortle about Jeff Koons grandiose flight of delusion back when he sent cease and desist letters to San Francisco’s Park Life store/gallery […]

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Jeff Koons Is On Wine,
Ooh, La La, Pffft

Since 1945, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Georges Braque, Juan Miró, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud have all contributed to Château Mouton Rothschild’s wine empire’s cultural swag and contributed original art for the labels. And now, it’s Jeff Koons’ turn to carry the torch one of world best [earning] living artists. Koons’ art will grace […]

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Jeff Koons Gets a Medal from the U.S. Department of State, Really

Jeff Koons, our favourite weiner-inspiration and pervy balloonist, received an award from the U.S. Department of State today for his contributions to the “Art in Embassies” cultural exchange program. In this interview with TIME Magazine, he seems not even a little bit surprised to receiving the medal. Editor Glenda Luscombe asks him point blank “What service have […]

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Colbert on Jeff Koons: “The World’s Most Expensive Birthday Clown”

Jeff Koons made a brave appearance on The Colbert Report last night. Oh, it’s fun. It’s fun to watch the artist defend the “darkness and depth” of his work in short verbal spurts and emphatic gesticulations while Colbert showered him with jabs and pretend naivete. Just watch. “I like art… I like the way it makes me feel.” […]

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Jeff Koons Dresses by Lisa Perry From the Land of $4,500 T-shirts

Some new threads and bangles from Lisa Perry’s latest artist-inspire line. Monkeys! Chrome bunnies! Ruffles and cherries on top! The collection retails at “$295 – $995 for accessories and $150 – $4,500 for a T-shirt, a white leather jacket and dresses, respectively.” Aside from the art being yawn, it’s the kind of hyper-cute baby kitsch that […]

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Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a Train Over the High Line

What’s 70-feet long, weighs tons, looks like a 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive and hangs over the High Line? A Jeff Koons proposed public sculpture and it’s looking for a sponsor. Friends of the High Line are already in love with it and think that a giant steel train monster dangling in the wind from a crane above […]

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