Jeff Koons is one of the most popular artists alive today; his latest exhibit Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City until October 19. Koons is an American artist born in 1955, who is know for his bright, colorful and whimsical paintings, sculptures and reproductions of everyday objects. In 2013 his "Orange Dog" sold for $58.4 million - the highest sale price for any living artist.
Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era.
With 150 objects in the exhibit dating back to 1978, the exhibit is on 4 floors of the museum and in the courtyard. The entire city of New York appears to be paying homage to Koons:
- Split-Rocker is a giant living plant sculpture on display at Rockefeller Center
- a limited-edition gold Dog Balloon purse is on sale at HandM and Koons is curating an exhibit at the 5th Ave store
- a 6-story billboard of the Dog Balloon proclaims Fashion Rocks from the side of the building
To respond to the huge crowds and public enthusiasm for the exhibit, the Whitney expanded its hours to include Mondays on September 1.
|Cat on a Clothesline by Jeff Koons|
|Purple Heart by Jeff Koons|
|Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons|
|Play-Doh by Jeff Koons|
|Moustache Lobster by Jeff Koons|
The exhibit is open:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
- Friday 11am - 9pm
Visitor rates are:
- General Admission $20
- Ages 19-25, over 65 and FT Students: $16
- Members and 18 and under FREE
- Fridays from 6-9pm Pay As You Wish
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective will be on display at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, from November 26, 2014–April 27, 2015; and the Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, June 5–September 27, 2015.
a la prochaine,