Jeff Koons, the popular and controversial artist

This was an unforgettable year for Koons, getting a massive retrospective at the Whitney, preparing to install his balloon sculptures at the Louvre, lecturing at the Frick, has Jeff Koons, taboo, rebel artist, become a regarded name in the art world.

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Monumentality is the perfect word to describe the identity of Jeff Konn’s work, which is consider as one of the most controversial artists of our era. There is plenty of controversy about Jeff Koons, the American born in Pennsylvania in 1955, interpretations of giant statues, replicas of classical antiquity, cartoon characters or the child’s imagination, are evolutionary synthesis of their work.

Koons is widely distinguish for enlarged objects such as Puppy and his huge sculptures of inflated balloons, he also presents a series of paintings, prints, and collage, stating that he tries to make a something  that anybody could enjoy.  The artist explores concepts such as, eroticism, consumption over innocence, or superfluous, a child’s imagination, what is to be famous. In everything that he does it always seems to have an implicit question: “is this art? ”

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This was an unforgettable year for Koons, getting a massive retrospective at the Whitney, preparing to install his balloon sculptures at the Louvre, lecturing at the Frick, has Jeff Koons, taboo rebel artist, become a regarded name in art.

At 59 and completing 35 years of career, he was the artist chosen by Whitney Museum to the farewell exhibition in the old building designed by the architect, Marcel Breuer in 1966. This exhibition was he’s first major museum presentation in New York, it filled almost the entirety of the Whitney and it was the most expensive exhibition of the history of the museum, that will move to the Meatpacking District in 2015.

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His career is characterized by his pioneer approaches to the readymade, he challenged the concepts of advance art and mass, he took industrial fabrication to another step, and satirizes the relationship of artists and the cult of celebrity in the global market. Almost 150 objects dating from 1978 were presented, the Whitney exhibition was the most extensive  display to the artist’s revolutionary work.

This exhibition will be  at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris (November 26, 2014–April 27, 2015) and at the Guggenheim Bilbao (June 12–September 27, 2015).12-Jeff-Koons-Whitney  Jeff Koons,  the popular and controversial artist 12 Jeff Koons Whitney 13ce416f-1263-4225-87dc-a0e121af87da-2060x931  Jeff Koons,  the popular and controversial artist 13ce416f 1263 4225 87dc a0e121af87da 2060x931

Jeff Koons’s success wasn’t indifferent to the giant Swedish retailer, H&M, who invited the artist to design a museum-inspired flagship store on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, that to celebrate his exhibition at  the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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