There’s something about Jeff Koons
As his retrospective opens in New York this week, we look back at the artist’s "seesaw" market
By The Art Newspaper. Web only
Published online: 25 June 2014
The artist’s name on everyone’s lips this week is Koons. His retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York—the last show organised in the Midtown Breuer building before the museum moves into its new home in the Meatpacking District—opens on Friday, 27 June, and his monumental Split-Rocker flower sculpture in Rockefeller Plaza is unveiled to the public today. Meanwhile, his revealing spread in Vanity Fair kept tongues wagging for weeks. And things are unlikely to quieten down, since the Whitney’s show is due to travel to the Centre Pompidou, Paris in November and the Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, in summer 2015. While the art world cannot seem to stop talking about Koons, what does it think about his work? During his last major survey in 2012, at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, our editor-at-large Georgina Adam took a critical look at the Neo-Pop artist’s “seesaw” market, and found that his prices at auction could be just as disparate as the reactions to his kitsch-inspired art.
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