Friday, June 27, 2014

Whitney, yecch

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.
The Whitney Museum now hosts Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, a gesture that says much about art and money and fame. As the Museum explains, Koons has “transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market.” Well, yes — and what a sad farewell for the Whitney.

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Anonymous said...

An Occupy Movement moment: Koons at the Whitney is a bunch of one-percenters celebrating a one-percenter in a retrospective of one-percenter stuff. Nice shiny and multi-million dollar stuff marketed as popular and celebrated and blah-blah-blah. Rather like the nightly news these days, with multi-millionaires resenting other multi-millionaires like the centuries old bread and circuses that this stuff really is.