Short documentary about controversial artist Jeff Koons


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/20/jeff-koons.html


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I used to resent the fact that he has a team of artisans that do much of the actual work[…]

So did Andy Warhol. I’ve heard a lot of people debate whether Jeff taking photos of having sex with his wife and then blowing them up to 8’ prints is art. I can hear the voice of my father, who taught fine art throughout much of the US now: “Who cares if it’s ‘Art’. Can ya sell it is what matters.”

And yes, he can.


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Yeah, “Art is whatever you can get away with” as someone quipped.


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1917:


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Gotta love Duchamp… his stuff always brings a smile to my face.


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He had his moments! LIke having a drag alter-ego:

Those high modernist kids had some crazy hi jinks!


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Jeff Koons is not a sculptor.

He is an artist, yes, but his medium is Capitalism.


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To be fair that art show was literally asking for anything, saying they wouldn’t turn away things for being too avant-garde.

Duchamp, of course, had to test that.