Photos by G. Art 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.
The comprehensive exhibit covers Koons’ earliest work up through present day with his Gazing Ball series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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Photos by G. Art by Jeff Koons.
Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons
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)
Photos by G.
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 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
Photos of her working with the CD cover artist Jeff Koons also feature throughout the exhibit.
Lady Gaga – Costumes
Many of her costumes are also on display.
“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
Lyrics from “PopArt” are all over the walls of the pop-up space.
Gaga’s “Binary Chair” that was featured in photo shoots is also on exhibit.
Lots of nudity features in the artwork for the singles on this album. Above is Stephen Klein’s photo for “Gypsy.”
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 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
This is possibly the best lyric Gaga has ever had, according2g.
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!
Photo by G. Art by Jeff Koons.
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!
Photos by G. Various Artists.
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.
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
You can find out more on the official Bernardaud 150 website (link will open in new window).