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NYT Profiles Robert Mnuchin

The NYT has a piece on Robert Mnuchin this week, following the dealer’s winning bid on a $91 million Jeff Koons that made the work the most expensive price for a living artist. “It was an intense business,” he says of his past career at Goldman Sachs. “It was very competitive and I was successful at building relationships with serious […]
Tags: Art, News, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Koons, Art News, Minipost, Robert Mnuchin


"Trump is a lightning rod, and has been for some time. It is fashionable and easy to hate his work. In certain quarters, it seems to be required..."

"His badness is a foregone conclusion, but so was that of George W. Bush a decade or two ago, when many people saw his work as lightweight, and Reagan was also viewed with disdain.... The hate is more vehement these days because there is so much hate all around us, so many problems to assign blame for and so much pain and desperation."I'm reading "Stop Hating Jeff Koons/Why 'Rabbit,' the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us" by Roberta Smith in the NYT and playing with t...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Law, Like, Jeff Koons, Emotional Politics, Trump derangement syndrome, DimWhit


Critic’s Notebook: Stop Hating Jeff Koons

Why “Rabbit,” the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons


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


Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Sets Record For Most Expensive Work By Living Artist

A 3-foot-tall silver bunny, created by Jeff Koons in 1986, sold at an auction for $91 million Wednesday night at Christie's in New York City, making Koons the world's most expensive living artist.
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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


The 20 most popular movies from Netflix and other streaming services in 2019, so far

Netflix has rolled out some hit original movies recently like "Bird Box" and "Triple Frontier." Analytics company Jumpshot provided Business Insider a list of the most popular original streaming movies of the year so far, and Netflix dominates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Sandra Bullock-starring thriller "Bird Box" was released in December, but it's still one of the biggest movie hits for Netflix this year. Analytics company Jumpshot provided Business Insider a lis...
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Jeff Koons' Rabbit sculpture sells for record $91M

A playful rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
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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' Fetches $91 Million, Auction Record For Work By Living Artist

Robert Mnuchin, an art dealer and the father of the Treasury Secretary, bought the sculpture for a client. Some art collectors consider the silver bunny to be the holy grail of Koons works.(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)
Tags: News, Treasury, Jeff Koons, Koons, Seth Wenig, Robert Mnuchin


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


Rabbit sculpture sells for record $91 million

A playful rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
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Koon’s ‘Rabbit’ fetches record $91 million at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A stainless steel sculpture of a rabbit by Jeff Koons has set an auction record in New York, fetching over $91 million. The sale of Koons’ 1986 “Rabbit” at Christie’s Wednesday was the most expensive work by a living artist ever sold at auction. The previous record for a living artist’s […]
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Rabbit sculpture sells for record $91M

A playful rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
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Jeff Koons' 'Rabbit' sculpture sets new auction record

A playful rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
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Jeff Koons' $91M 'Rabbit' sculpture sets new auction record

A stainless steel rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist ever to sell at auction.
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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


Rotating showers?

There are six fountains around the « Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées ». They have been “under renovation” for years. … and now!?!? I tried to take some nice photos, but… Maybe we should first have a look of what has been. The fountains were created in 1863, by Adolphe Alphand, who together with Baron Haussmann was involved in the creation of the majority of the Paris parks and gardens. In the 1930’s the fountains were beautifully decorated by the famous glass designer René Lalique. Too...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Jeff Koons, Bouroullec, Petit Palais, Paris 8, Baron Haussmann, PeterParis, Adolphe Alphand, Paris Modern Art Museum


‘Isn’t It Romantic?’ Director Todd Strauss-Schulson Watched Every Romantic Comedy Made Between 1988 and 2007 to Prepare [Interview]

Isn’t It Romantic? is in theaters right now. The story follows a New York architect named Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who works hard to get noticed at her job. But more often than not gets relegated to the sidelines, sent out for coffee instead of presenting her big ideas for her firm’s clients. Life takes an odd turn when Natalie gets knocked unconscious and wakes up in her own romantic comedy. It’s both an unsettling nightmare and a hilarious dream. Director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & ...
Tags: UK, Comedy, New York, Movies, Romance, Interviews, Features, New Line, Liam Hemsworth, Seattle, Warner Brothers, Rebel Wilson, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Wilson, Hugh Grant


The Gompertz guide to... Jeff Koons

Work by the US artist are on display in the UK for the first time - but what do we know about his career?
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Have No Contact After Divorce

More than a year after calling it quits, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are still keeping a distance from each other. “They don’t have contact or a relationship,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. Jennifer Aniston’s Rocky Relationships ”Jen and Justin have gone their separate ways and really closed that chapter of their lives,” the source reveals. “It was a clean break and they have both gone back to their pre-married lives.” The Dumplin’ star, 49, and the Leftovers actor, 4...
Tags: New York, New York City, Religion, Los Angeles, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Elle, US Weekly, Jeff Koons, Louis Vuitton, Jen, Justin, Theroux, Aniston, Musee du Louvre


Jeff Koons art on display at Ashmolean Oxford

The show at Oxford's Ashmolean features 14 pieces never before shown in the UK.
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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


United States: French Court Finds Jeff Koons Guilty Of Copyright Infringement Again - Foley Hoag LLP

At the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, the Pompidou Museum organized a retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons, which attracted thousands of visitors but gave rise to several lawsuits.
Tags: News, United States, Foley Hoag, Jeff Koons, Pompidou Museum