Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum

Posted by The G on July 14, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 4 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

If you are a fan of Jeff Koons (and perhaps even if you are not a fan), you should really head over to the Whitney Museum in New York to check out their retrospective on the man who is one of the world’s most famous and also richest artists.

Gazing Ball

Gazing Ball

The comprehensive exhibit covers Koons’ earliest work up through present day with his Gazing Ball series.

Made In Heaven

Made In Heaven

The infamous X-rated “Made In Heaven” series, where Jeff Koons became a temporary porn star with his then wife Ciccolina, are also on display, and you get to see another side of Koons (pun intended), an artist who was not afraid to get naked for his art.

Equilibrium Series

Equilibrium Series

The exhibit is organized by the various stages of Koons’ career and when you see the diversity and vast body of work, I think it might even change the opinion of the haters.  Well, if you’re not a fan and you see the exhibit, tell us what you thought in the comments section.

Celebration series

Celebration series

As a person who likes to take my own photos for usage on this blog, I was thrilled that the Whitney loosened their no photos policy for this show, the last exhibit at their uptown Manhattan location before it moves down to Chelsea in 2015.

Popeye

Popeye

This show will be traveling to Paris in 2014 and Spain in 2015 and I hope there will be some sort of documentary on how this priceless art is transported and hung.   Though it may not be obvious from the photos, in real life, many of these works are absolutely gigantic.

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Personally, I love Jeff Koons’ work and to see so many familiar artworks as well as so many I’ve never gotten to see in person was really an incredible experience for me.

Hulk

Hulk

And now, enjoy a few more pictures (which are only a tiny fraction of the over 150 works on display at the Whitney).

The New series

The New series

Celebration series

Celebration series

Inflatables series

Inflatables series

 

Pre-New series

Pre-New series

Split-Rocker

Split-Rocker

Luxury and Degradation

Luxury and Degradation

After the jump, see a few images that are not safe for closed minded people (NSFCMP).

If you choose not to go on, know that the Koons Retrospective is on display through October 19, 2014 at the Whitney Musuem, located at 945 Madison Avenue and 75th Street.  Don’t miss it!
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“Split-Rocker” by Jeff Koons in Rockefeller Center

Posted by The G on June 23, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

New York!

If you find yourself in the Rockefeller Center area between now and late September 2014, make sure you check out Jeff Koons’ massive work “Split-Rocker.”   The piece is over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants!

It will be on display 24/7 through September 25, 2014.

Split-Rocker (Side View)

Split-Rocker (Side View)

Photos: Lady Gaga’s New York ArtPop Pop-Up Exhibition

Posted by The G on November 13, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Lady Gaga Art Pop

Lady Gaga Art Pop

New York Little Monsters!  You have mere hours to see a pop-up exhibit of all things ArtPop.  Lady Gaga’s new album “ArtPop” dropped this week and to celebrate, she opened a 3 day only exhibit of Gaga ephemera in both New York and Los Angeles.

"Do What You Want" art work

“Do What U Want” art work

Hanging from the walls are gigantic canvases of the artwork that will feature on upcoming singles.

Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons

Lady Gaga and Jeff Koons

Photos of her working with the CD cover artist Jeff Koons also feature throughout the exhibit.

Lady Gaga - Costumes

Lady Gaga – Costumes

Many of her costumes are also on display.

Dope cover art

“Dope” cover art

The horrifying cover art of “Dope” where Gaga has a creepy looking grill in her mouth can also be seen.

I need you more than dope

I need you more than dope

Lyrics from “PopArt” are all over the walls of the pop-up space.

Binary Chair

Binary Chair

Gaga’s “Binary Chair” that was featured in photo shoots is also on exhibit.

Gypsy artwork

“Gypsy” artwork

Lots of nudity features in the artwork for the singles on this album.  Above is Stephen Klein’s photo for “Gypsy.”

Gazing balls!

Gazing balls!

If you are fascinated by Jeff Koons’ “Gazing Ball,” you can see photos from his 2013 exhibit of the same name here (link will open in a new window).

The Meat Dress!

The Meat Dress!

The infamous meat dress is on display (though it looks a little bit like beef jerky now).

One Second I'm A Koons Then Suddenly The Koons Is Me

One Second I’m A Koons Then Suddenly The Koons Is Me

This is possibly the best lyric Gaga has ever had, according2g.

The Merch!

The Merch!

Last, but certainly not least – there is merch for sale!  Go ga ga for Gaga at The Lady Gaga ARTPOP Pop Up Store. The exhibit runs from Monday November 11 – Wednesday November 13, from Noon to 9:00 PM Daily! Find it at 417 West 14th Street just West of Ninth Avenue (Near the Apple Store).  The Los Angeles exhibit is located at 1538 North Cahuenga Blvd.  You can see more NY photos at Worley Gig.  Rah rah, oh ma ma!

Jeff Koons Sculpture at 7 World Trade Center

Posted by The G on June 8, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Jeff Koons at 7 World Trade Center

Jeff Koons at 7 World Trade Center

This Jeff Koons public sculpture has been on display at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan for a couple of years, but I rarely make it down to that creepy part of town.  So here it is and enjoy!  I sure did!

Bernardaud Celebrates 150 Years With Tablewear Designed by Artists

Posted by The G on June 7, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

To celebrate their 150th anniversary, Bernardaud has created a collection of tableware designed by artists including Jean-Michel Alberola, Marco Brambilla, Sophie Calle, Fassianos, Jeff Koons, Michael Lin, David Lynch, Marlene Mocquet, Nabil Nahas, Prune Norry, JR, Sarkis and Julian Schnabel.

Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel

A boutique has opened up in Chelsea, located at 465 West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue and this design-ware will be on display throughout the summer of 2013.

JR and Prune Norry

JR and Prune Norry

You can find out more on the official Bernardaud 150 website (link will open in new window).

David Lynch

David Lynch

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