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This weekend, ANIMAL reported that a person was arrested for graffiti at the Whitney during the museum’s marathon 36-hour closing of the Jeff Koons retrospective. We obtained video clips (watch above) that show the audacious stunt from start to finish. No art damaged, museum official said to me. But new photo angles on Koon's "Hanging […]

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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’ “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 Michael Green is attempting to sell the world’s most expensive animated GIF on eBay as we speak, with one watcher and zero bids. This is the second time he’s tried. The first sale failed late last night. Green’s GIF is a reference to Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog sculptures, one of which (the orange one) became the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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