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What Does It Mean That Jeff Koons’ Bunny Just Sold For $91 Million? Anything?

Sebastian Smee: “What the sale of Koons’s “Rabbit” — an auction record for a living artist — is telling us with special force is that the question of valuation is not just about rationality or irrationality. It is, on a deeper level, redundant. It’s redundant because we are in a realm divorced from reality. Intentionally so.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Jeff Koons, Visual, Koons, Sebastian Smee, 05.16.19


AO Auction Recap – New York: 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, May 15th-16th, 2019

Jeff Koons, Rabbit (1992), final price:$91,075,000, via Christie’s Following the early days of the marathon week of auctions in New York, it wasn’t hard to anticipate a strong outing for the Contemporary Auctions soon to take place, yet the impressive sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips this week outpaced expectations, charting a path of major auction records and bested tallies that […]
Tags: Art, New York, Jeff Koons, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Phillips, Sotheby, AO On Site, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap


"A market where extremely rich people pay too much for mediocre art and shut out the not-quite-as rich may not be the biggest issue in a wildly polarized economy."

"But art is the record of culture we leave for future generations, and it too is being warped by our unequal economy," writes economist Allison Schrager in "Even the Rich Aren’t Rich Enough for Jeff Koons/As billionaires compete for art in an overheated market, the merely affluent are giving up" (NYT).I really don't know why I'm supposed to be bothered that Steve Mnuchin's dad paid $91 million for a shiny metal rabbit. Schrager invites us to care about the psychology of art collectors who might ...
Tags: Art, Law, Economics, Rabbits, Jeff Koons, Allison Schrager, Schrager, Ann Althouse, Steve Mnuchin


Even the Rich Aren’t Rich Enough for Jeff Koons

As billionaires compete for art in an overheated market, the merely affluent are giving up.
Tags: Art, News, David, Income Inequality, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, High Net Worth Individuals


Jeff Koons Once Again Holds Record For Most Expensive Work By A Living Artist

Sold for $91.1 million, “Rabbit, a stainless steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, was the star of [Christie’s] spring sale and overtook the previous record set by British painter David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which sold last November at Christie’s for $90.3 million.” – Yahoo! (AFP)
Tags: Art, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Visual, Christie, 05.15.19


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Wednesday.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Jeff Koons stainless steel rabbit for sale

This would have been a perfect inclusion in someone's (oversized) Easter basket. The Jeff Koons stainless steel "Rabbit" (41" x 19" x 12", 1986) will be on the auction block at Christie's on May 15 during their Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. The current owner purchased it from the Gagosian Gallery in 1992. It is expected to sell for between $50 million and $70 million. According to Christie's, "this work is number two from an edition of three plus one artist's proof and is accompa...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Los Angeles, Auctions, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Koons, Balloon Animals, Contemporary Pop, Inflatable Flower and Bunny Tall White Pink Bunny


Jeff Koons Profiled in The Guardian

Jeff Koons gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as the artist prepares a show in Oxford, and reflects on the nature of his work “The reason I work with readymades,” he says, “is to remove judgment and hierarchy. Every object is a metaphor for yourself. I try to make work to make you […]
Tags: Art, News, Oxford, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost


What’s Art Worth? At Heart, It’s An Easy Question

Though the art market is often described as capricious, it has a clear logic: the art that commands the most money at a given moment is that which best reflects its collectors’ view of themselves—pious or powerful, beautiful or deep. Jeff Koons—whose shiny objects, vendor-babble, and dead smile recur like a fugal motif throughout the film—has provided this service for decades, celebrating the crass while flattering his buyers that they are clever and superior for being in on the joke. – New Yor...
Tags: Art, Jeff Koons, Visual, 01.19.19


Jeff Koons Moves Studio, Lays Off Staff

Jeff Koons is moving his New York to 475 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards, and downsizing his operations with a series of layoffs, Art News reports. “It’s an end of an era,” one employee wrote on social media. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Hudson Yards


Their Warhols Are at the Whitney. Their Ugly Divorce Is on Display, Too.

The tawdry divorce of Libbie and David Mugrabi is not just a tabloid story. At stake are a trophy townhouse, works by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, and the inner-workings of one of the world’s most influential art dealer families.
Tags: Art, News, Divorce, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Collectors and Collections, Separations and Annulments, Libbie, David Mugrabi


There Are Two Golden Tractor Tires On The Grand Staircase At The Paris Opera

The gilded pieces of farm equipment, perched like two glowing wreaths, are part of an installation titled Les Saturnelles by artist Claude Lévêque. Some irked onlookers are comparing the piece to Jeff Koons’s widely reviled Bouquet de Tulipes and Paul McCarthy’s notorious sculpture Tree. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Paul Mccarthy, Jeff Koons, Visual, Paris Opera, 01.07.19, Claude Lévêque


Notorious Art Forger Talks About Ethics

Wolfgang Beltracchi, convicted in 2011 of painting and selling a series of 14 forgeries that fetched a total of $45 million. He compares himself favorably to the likes of Jeff Koons: “I painted individual paintings and I never replicated them, they were always unique pieces from a certain context, a certain period, with a certain technique, with a certain narrative. These artists — Jeff Koons, but also Ai Weiwei, and there are many more — are promoted by great dealer and everyone earns a lot of ...
Tags: Art, Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Visual, 11.19.18, Wolfgang Beltracchi


David Hockney painting sells for $90.3m, a record for a living artist

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) beats $58.4m record set by Jeff Koons imageA celebrated swimming pool painting by the British modern artist David Hockney sold for $90.3m in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for a living artist, the auctioneer Christie’s said.Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) was snapped up after more than nine minutes of bidding, dominated by two rival telephone bidders. The previous record was held by American Jeff Koons and his Balloo...
Tags: Art, New York, Painting, World news, US news, Art and design, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Christie


Jeff Koons Loses Plagarism Case Over Sculpture

Jeff Koons has lost his court case regarding plagiarism of an add for French clothing brand Naf-Naf for his sculpture Fait d’Hiver. Koons must pay creative director Franck Davidovici a total of €135,000 for the work. Read more at The Telegraph
Tags: Art, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Franck Davidovici, Naf Naf, Hiver Koons


Court Finds Jeff Koons Liable For Plagiarizing Famous Fashion Ad

“The American artist Jeff Koons has been found guilty of plagiarising an iconic French clothing advertisement for one of his celebrated sculptures, Fait d’Hiver. Advertising creative director Franck Davidovici had sued Mr Koons, among the world’s most bankable living artists, for copyright infringement, saying he had produced what his lawyer called a ‘servile copy’ of a famous advertising campaign he ran in 1985 for French clothing brand Naf-Naf.”
Tags: Art, Jeff Koons, Visual, Koons, Franck Davidovici, 11.08.18, Hiver Advertising


Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Copying. Again.

A French court found that Mr. Koons’s 1988 sculpture “Fait d’hiver” breached the copyright of the creator of a 1985 advertising campaign.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sculpture, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons, Pompidou Center, Franck, Paris (France, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Davidovici


Jeff Koons to Open “Mini-Retrospective” at The Ashmolean

Jeff Koons will get a “mini-retrospective” at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Art Newspaper reports, the first retrospective of his work in the UK. “It’s a poetic, miniature retrospective with a concentration on recent work,” says co-curator Norman Rosenthal. Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, UK, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Ashmolean, Norman Rosenthal, Oxford Art Newspaper


After Furious Debate, A Place Is Found In Paris For Jeff Koons Tulips

There was an uproar from critics who argued that the gesture was clumsy and opportunistic, if not cynical, as Mr. Koons didn’t have a direct connection to the terrorist attacks. “The general outcry was in part caused by a form of outdated anti-Americanism, but it was also a sincere, offended one,” said Guillaume Piens, the director of the Art Paris Art Fair. “Whenever artists touch on memory and victims, it’s hard to see an uninterested, mere artistic act only.”
Tags: Art, Paris, 18, Jeff Koons, Visual, Koons, 10.12, Guillaume Piens, Art Paris Art Fair


Jeff Koons Paris Tulips to Go On View at Petit Palais

Jeff Koons’s monumental public sculpture Bouquet of Tulips will officially be installed in the gardens of the Petit Palais, Art News reports. The work will be privately financed, but “public money will be used for the maintenance of the work,” according to Paris’s deputy mayor, Chirstophe Girard. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Petit Palais, Petit Palais Art News, Chirstophe Girard


AO Auction Preview – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, October 4-5, 2018

Jeff Koons, Cracked Egg (Blue) (1994-2006), via Christie’s With the opening of the doors for this year’s edition of Frieze London, the opening notes of the fall auction season can’t be far behind.  This week, the major auction houses will get their chance to make a mark on the fall calendar, launching a series of […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Jeff Koons, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, AO Auction Preview, Frieze London


Jeff Koons Sued By French Advertiser Accusing Him Of Plagiarizing Iconic Ad

Advertising creative director Franck Davidovici sued Mr Koons, among the world’s most bankable living artists, for €300,000 (£270,000) for copyright infringement, saying he had produced what his lawyer called a “servile copy” of a famous advertising campaign he ran in 1985 for French clothing brand Naf-Naf.
Tags: Art, People, Jeff Koons, Koons, 09.24.18, Franck Davidovici


David Hockney's pool painting set to sell for record amount for a living artist

Christie’s predicts Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could reach $80m at auction, beating Jeff Koons’ titleA swimming pool painting by David Hockney could become the most valuable work of art by a living artist sold at auction.Christie’s in New York announced on Thursday that it was selling Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) with an estimate in the region of $80m. The painting, a star of Hockney’s recent retrospective, is reportedly owned by Joe Lewis, the Bahamas-based b...
Tags: Art, New York, Painting, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, David Hockney, Bahamas, Joe Lewis, Jeff Koons, Christie, Tottenham Hotspur Continue, Hockney, Gerhard Richter


Clues To How Max Hollein Will Run The Met Museum?

Hollein, who as of this August is the Met’s tenth director, strikes many people as being preposterously well qualified for the position. Forty-nine years old and armed with degrees in art history and business administration, he has already directed five museums and overseen the fund-raising and building of a new wing for one of them. He’s curated shows that range from old-master art to Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons, and delivered excellent admissions. He gets along equally well with artists, cura...
Tags: Art, Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Visual, Max Hollein, Hollein, 08.16.18


Van Gogh’s Art Now Adorns Vans Shoes

While museums remain free for the most part in Europe and still so popular that they are loved better than luxury brands (according to this one article), funding is not what it used to be. As you might have seen with our posts on Hieronymus Bosch on (Dr. Marten’s) Boots, wearable classic art is kind of a thing now. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced a series of limited-edition Vans (Van Gogh, Vans shoes, get it?!) featuring patterns based on his paintings: "Skull" (1887), "Almond Blosso...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Fashion, College, Amsterdam, Akira Kurosawa, Van Gogh, Jeff Koons, Vincent, Martin Scorsese, Louis Vuitton, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, KCRW


Gagosian Gallery Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Jeff Koons Work

Gagosian Gallery has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which artist Jeff Koons’s studio was charged with “non-delivery.” “Although the Gallery has met all of its obligations under the Purchase Agreements, Mr. Tananbaum now claims that he has the right to walk away because the artist is purportedly taking too long to create the […]
Tags: Art, News, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Gagosian Gallery, Tananbaum, Jeff Koons Work


Koons Sculpture Install In front of Palais de Tokyo Canceled

Following a public outcry, Jeff Koons will not install his Bouquet of Tulips sculpture in front of the Palais de Tokyo.  The artist is in discussions with the city about finding an appropriate place for the sculpture.  Read more at Le Figaro
Tags: Art, News, Tokyo, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost


Jeff Koons's Tulips Will Not Be Going In Front Of The Eiffel Tower Or The Palais De Tokyo

"After a year and a half of negotiations and controversy, the city of Paris has still not found a site for the controversial sculpture the American artist gifted to the city in memory of the victims of the 2015 terror attacks. The French Culture Minister has now publicly stated that the work will not be […]
Tags: Art, Paris, Tokyo, Jeff Koons, Visual, 05.29.18



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