My NY trip is coming to and end. And I made it a tradition to visit the Whitney Museum on my last day. Like that’s what I have been doing the last two times. This time no difference. So I had the pleasure to see some of Jeff Koons, an American artist who is known for reproductions of banal objects. Critics are sharply divided in their views of Koons artistry, because some of them see his work as pioneering and of major art-historical importance. and others dismiss his work as simple kitsch. I find it to be the shit.
Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market. Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. Comprising almost 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre. By reconstituting all of his most iconic works and significant series in a chronological narrative, the retrospective will allow visitors to understand Koons’s remarkably diverse output as a multifaceted whole.
His art might be super sexual for other, but for me it was regular shit. Like I wasn’t even offended while others were kinda looking like they were shocked (in the Made in Heave section). And every art period from Easyfun, to Popeye to Gazing Ball was just awesome.
So check out a different kind of view on art (and I love this exhibition for just letting people take pictures):