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Jeff Koons Got a Little Tipsy, Invented a ‘Split-Rocker’ Cocktail

The non-botanical "Split-Rocker."  COURTESY THE WHITNEY

Jeff Koons, Split-Rocker (Orange/Red), 1999, polychromed aluminum.

©JEFF KOONS/COLLECTION OF B. Z. AND MICHAEL SCHWARTZ.

The New York Post reports today that Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden and Bar features a ‘Split-Rocker’ margarita in honor of Jeff Koons’ eponymous botanical sculpture there, part of his major retrospective at the Whitney Museum.

Astoundingly (and probably a little apocryphally), the Post claims that the half-red, half-yellow cocktail was invented by the artist himself, after stopping by the bar and having “a lot of frozen margaritas—well, not a lot, but a few,” according to a spokeswoman.

Read more at the New York Post.

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