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11.03.09 Will Sherman

News reports on the divorce of former Victoria’s Secret model Stephanie Seymour and media mogul Peter Brant not only reveal their lavish lifestyle, but also art collection. Each year, Brant sinks between $75,000 and $100,000 into maintaining the enormous Jeff Koons “Puppy” sculpture planted in Greenwich home’s backyard horse corral. It takes ten men working […]

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10.09.09 Will Sherman

Some of Jeff Koons’ old balloonery is floating above London’s Covent Garden. The 52-foot floating sculpture, copied from his 1986 rabbit figure for the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, is on display in promotion of the Tate Modern’s The Pop Life: Art In a Material World, the exhibition which more interestingly censored a nude photo […]

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09.03.09 Will Sherman

Half Gallery’s new show is full of hot air. Opening next week, the exhibit features the inflated artwork of California-based performer, Buster Balloon, “the top balloon twister in the world” according to his secret collaborator Jeff Koons. Gallery-goers are invited to buy some short-lived, $100 “balloonicatures” during Tuesday’s show from 6 to 8 PM at […]

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07.31.09 Will Sherman

For the last couple years, one of Jeff Koons’ “Diamond” sculptures has been a green beacon in the Sutton Place skyline. So much so, that neighbors complained its reflections were “burning like lasers through their windows,” forcing hedge-fund manager Richard Perry and his fashion designer wife, Lisa, to readjust the $2.3 million sculpture on their […]

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07.08.09 Will Sherman

Despite the pop star’s recent death, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art still won’t allow visitors to take photos of Jeff Koons’ 1988 sculpture of Michael Jackson and his monkey, or any art for that matter. Fortunately, security offers a tip to skirt the photo ban: “If you have one of those hats with […]

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07.01.09 Will Sherman

As he prepares an exhibition of his Popeye Series at London’s Serpentine Gallery, artist Jeff Koons takes a moment to discussion his 1988 sculpture of recently departed pop star Michael Jackson and his monkey. The inflatables artist makes the claim, “I wanted to show Michael as a contemporary Christ figure: I wanted to give the […]

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05.13.09 Bucky Turco

A metallic-looking blue and pink egg by Jeff Koons that sold for a paltry $5.5 million was the highlight of last night’s poorly performing contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s. The results are reportedly the worst in 6 years. |Luxist| […]

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