Aug 12, 2014

NY See | Jeff Koons at The Whitney

If you watch the Today show, or have visited NYC recently, you may have noticed a certain sculpture installation that's half rocking horse, half dinosaur.  Covered in flowers, it has slowly begun to bloom and adds a nice touch to the plaza if you happen to be walking through it. This beautiful piece of art would be the work of none other than Jeff Koons.  If you aren't familiar with his work, now is as great a time as any to familiarize yourself!  

Going on now until October 19th, you can see much more of Koons' creations at his exhibition at the Whitney Museum.  And let me tell you, it is one extensive and eclectic collection.  From balloon art to cartoons to animal sculptures, make an afternoon out of visiting this collection before it leaves New York!!

A little background on the artist: (from the Whitney Museum website)

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.

This exhibition will be the artist’s first major museum presentation in New York, and the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building with a single artist’s work. It will also be the final exhibition to take place there before the Museum opens its new building in the Meatpacking District in 2015.

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