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01.03.14 Marina Galperina

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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11.15.13 Kyle Petreycik

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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08.05.13 Marina Galperina

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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05.09.13 Marina Galperina

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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12.17.12 Marina Galperina

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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11.30.12 Lily Streeter

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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10.15.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Jeff Koons lead a tour of his new exhibit at the Galerie Almine Rech in Brussels last weekend, explaining what the balloon sculptures are all about. Just guess. […]

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08.01.12 Marina Galperina

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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06.15.12 Marina Galperina

“His mom was showing me all my body parts that are in different paintings of his. He said to me, ‘You have to go to my show in Frankfurt because there are three or four paintings.’ It’s the ultimate compliment. The best cure for jet lag is to go to a museum.” […]

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06.01.12 Marina Galperina

The most underprivileged schools in New York will be visited by one of the top dogs of the Art World as part of the Visual Arts Appreciation Week. Starting Monday, Jeff Koons is going to be someone’s teacher. Lesson One: Balloonery. Just kidding. All our habitual jabbing about Jeff Koons suing that one time he […]

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