Tag Archives: Jeff Koons


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Jeff Koons photographed in his New York City studio on January 13, 2016. 

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‘Some People Think What I’ve Done Is Almost Sacrilege’: A Talk with Jeff Koons

Bill Powers: How do you see the “Gazing Ball” paintings as being on a continuum with the “Gazing Ball” sculptures?Jeff Koons: With the sculpture, you feel a constant polarity between the biological and Platonism. The sculpture also places an emphasis on … Read More


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Jeff Koons Collaborates With Community Organization Groundswell On New SoHo Hotel Mural

Eleven Howard, the swanky new SoHo hotel owned by property mogul Aby Rosen, has received a site-specific mural courtesy of a partnership between a group of young artists from New York–based public arts organization Groundswell and the artist Jeff Koons, who provided … Read More


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RxArt Receives $1 M. Gift, Largest in History

The Gerard B. Lambert Foundation has donated $1 million to RxArt to “continue their mission of transforming pediatric hospitals around the nation through contemporary art,” according to a press release. The donation is the single largest in the nonprofit’s history and will … Read More


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Julia Wachtel's Champagne Life. 

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Saatchi Gallery to Hold its First All-Female Show

The Guardian reports that London’s Saatchi Gallery has announced that it will hold an all-female exhibition titled “Champagne Life,” which will include the work of 14 emerging women artists from around the world. The exhibition will open on January 13.The … Read More


Features
Installation view of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” at MoMA, which did not use wall texts. COURTESY MOMA

Wall Talk: Do We Even Need Museum Wall Labels?

There was a time when the labels and texts in museum shows were matter-of-fact explanations—the artist, title, date, medium, and then a few informative words from the curator. But as exhibitions have become more extravagant, provocative, and controversial, attended by … Read More


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Jeff Koons, I Could Go for Something Gordon's, 1986. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Jeff Koons Sued for Appropriating Photograph Used in Gin Advertisement

The Telegraph reports that Jeff Koons is being sued by photographer Mitchel Gray for the artist’s use of one of his photographs for the 1986 painting I Could Go for Something Gordon’s. Gray’s picture was originally reproduced in a Gordon’s gin advertisement, … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Bunny Rogers, Sister Jackets, 2012.

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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Retrospective
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Retrospective: Barnett Newman on the New York School

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Auctions Market News
Jeff Koons's Dom Pérignon Balloon Venus, 2013. 

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In Season-Starting Sales, Auctionata Aims for ‘Broader Audience’

This week, Kenny Schachter brought us up to speed on the sales to watch this season. Here’s another to add to the list, from the online world: the web-based auction house Auctionata is opening the season with a two-session sale on September … Read More


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Philip Pearlstein's 1975 portrait of Perrault. JEFF WEINSTEIN/VIA FACEBOOK

John Perreault, Noted Art Critic for The Village Voice and ARTnews, Dies at 78

John Perreault, who wrote sharp art criticism for ARTnews, Soho News, and the Village Voice, and who made art that often relied on strange materials, died on Sunday morning after being hospitalized at NYU Langone for complications resulting from gastrointestinal … Read More


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Being a Good Critic in a Bad World: Hal Foster and the Avant-Garde

The title of Hal Foster’s new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency is drawn from an oft-quoted maxim of Bertolt Brecht’s: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.” Contending that the last 25 years … Read More


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United Colors of Benetton ad from 1992.

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Morning Links: United Colors of Benetton Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


Summer of Koons 2015
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Summertime Koons

The summer begins with the hope and promise of any new season and then almost instantly fades into a nagging anxiety that becomes increasingly unbearable as the days go by. Every second of sunlight following the solstice is a reminder … Read More


Features The 200 Top Collectors
Sol Lewitt’s collection in his warehouse in Cheshire, Connecticut.JODY DOLE

It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of … Read More