JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE

JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE

 

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Currently showing at the Whitney is the long awaited and heavily hyped Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, featuring three decades of the artist’s work. From the infamous Mylar ready-mades, to the aluminum remakes, to the vaccuums, to that racy series with his ex porn star/ex politician ex wife; the show takes up three stories of the Whitney and is divided into sections based on bodies of work. 59 year old Koons has definitely produced a lot of work, some of it quite varied, and much of it featuring sexual undertones and a hint – well maybe a bit more than a hint – of kitsch. The show goes through October 19th and is the last show at the Whitney’s Madison Avenue space before decamping down to the new Meatpacking District building and surrendering the old place to house the MET’s 21st Century collection. Got to hand it to the folks at the Whitney, they do know how to leave with a bang and some pop.