Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Retrospective: Jeff Koons [Whitney Museum]

Who: Jeff Koons  

What: Retrospective

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

When: June 27 – Oct 19

Easily one of the most popular yet controversial artists of his generation, Jeff Koons receives a retrospective at one of America’s most acclaimed museums. Known for his new approach to ready-mades and an infatuation with mass culture, Koons has enjoyed a career spanning over 35 years. 

The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of Koons’ work to date as it spans the period from 1978 to the present. The scope of Koons career is presented in 120 works and will be his first ever museum presentation in New York. This retrospective also marks the final show for the Whitney in its old building, before it moves to its new location in the Meatpacking District. Organized by Scott Rankopf, the exhibition will travel to the Centre Pompidou, Paris and then onto the Guggenheim Bilbao and will end its run towards the tail-end of 2015. For all of Koons’ popularity, controversy and importance to contemporary arts’ ever-expanding discourse, visiting this show is a no-brainer.


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