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Is Koons’ “Rabbit” Worth $91 Million? Value Isn’t Measured In Cash

Andrea Scott: “It became an icon of eighties excess (and, thus, of white, male privilege): fuck like bunnies, make more money, the one with the most toys wins. It was an instant classic worthy of the oxymoron, as weightless as Andy Warhol’s shiny silver clouds of inflated Mylar and as radical as Constantin Brancusi’s polished-bronze ‘Bird in Space’.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Andy Warhol, Visual, Koons, Constantin Brancusi, Andrea Scott, 05.22.19


How Victorian Mediums Gave Shy Ghosts a Megaphone

Sabrina Imbler writes for Atlas Obscura about ghost megaphones. Though it sounds hard to believe, there were folks who believed this worked! One of the biggest issues with speaking to the dead in the Victorian era—beyond the whole “being dead” thing—was that ghosts could never seem to speak loud enough. Spirits only spoke in whispers, unintelligible spectral babblings that the living human ear could barely hear, let alone decipher. A medium’s solution to this ghostly conundrum? The spirit tru...
Tags: Astrology, Gripes, Atlas Obscura, Koons, Nahum, Cosmic Stuff, Ghosts and Spirits, Sabrina Imbler, Collectors Weekly Spirits, Jonathan Koons, Athens County Ohio, Brandon Hodge, William Jackson Crawford, Everett Atwood Eckel


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


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.
Tags: News, New York City, Jeff Koons, Christie, Koons


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 '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


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


Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

Trophy names and a few surprises: For the first time, all three auction houses will include works by KAWS.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Jeff, Koons, Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Phillips Auctioneers LLC


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


Why Painting Isn’t as Elitist as You Might Think

It keeps the top end of the art market bubbling. But it’s easier for anyone with an internet connection to engage with a painting than a performance or a piece of video art.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Auctions, Turner prize, Charlotte, Kahn, Jeff, Koons, Nathaniel, Collectors and Collections, Prodger


US Sentencing Commission published proposed amendment, including a big change to determining a "crime of violence"

As reported in this press release, the "United States Sentencing Commission voted today to publish for comment proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, including a proposal concerning how sentencing courts determine if a prior conviction is a “crime of violence” under the guidelines."  Here is more: At a public meeting, Circuit Judge William H. Pryor Jr., the Acting Chair of the Commission remarked, “The ‘crime of violence’ definition continues to cause extensive litigation wit...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, United States, Commission, Circuit, Department Of Justice, U S Department of Justice, Danny, Koons, USSC, Pryor, The Commission, U S Parole Commission, Douglas A Berman, United States Sentencing Commission


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


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 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


US Sentencing Commission finalizes its priorities for coming year

As reported in this USSC press release, the "United States Sentencing Commission today approved a list of policy priorities for the coming year, including expansion of several multi-year projects examining sentencing practices and their outcomes within the federal system."  Here is more from the release: As its top priority, the Commission announced that it will continue its multi-year examination of the current federal sentencing structure. Circuit Judge William H. Pryor Jr., Acting Chair of t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Commission, Department Of Justice, Department, Koons, USSC, Pryor, The Commission, Douglas A Berman, United States Sentencing Commission, US Sentencing Commission, William H Pryor Jr, United States the Commission


1979 Cold case trial rescheduled again

UPDATE (July 16, 2018 10:20 a.m.): Prentice Foreman's trial has been rescheduled twice since last week. Today the defense declared a conflict for their department in representing Foreman and says they can no longer represent their client. The Indigent Defense program will now represent Foremen. His new trial is set for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. UPDATE (10:02 a.m.):  Kern County judge moves Prentice Foreman's trial to July 16th.It's day one in the case against the man who the District Atto...
Tags: Defense, Local News, Kern County, Bakersfield Police, Koons, Foreman, Prentice Foreman, Dawn Koons


1979 Cold case trial begins

UPDATE (10:02 a.m.):  Kern County judge moves Prentice Foreman's trial to July 16th.It's day one in the case against the man who the District Attorney's office believes is responsible for the 1979 murder of 18-year-old Dawn Koons. 18-year-old Dawn Koons was found brutally murdered in her bathtub in January 1979. She was found nude with her hands tied and a cord around her neck. On December 20, 2017, Prentice Foreman was arrested for the murder. Foreman was in court on Monday for the ...
Tags: Defense, Local News, Kern County, Bakersfield Police, Koons, Foreman, Prentice Foreman, Dawn Koons


US Sentencing Commission releases notable list of proposed priorities for 2018-19 amendment cycle

The US Sentencing Commission around this time of year typically releases a set of proposed priorities for the coming year's guideline amendment cycle.   For a bit of context, here are links to posts about its release of priorities for the 2016-17 amendment cycle and for the 2017-18 amendment cycle.   As informed readers may recall,  the USSC is still working with a reduced membership — it is supposed to have seven members and right now has only four — and there seems to be no movement on the con...
Tags: Law, Congress, United States, Commission, Booker, Koons, USSC, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, Prez Trump, Federal Criminal Justice System, Congress Career Offender Sentencing Enhancements, Congress Mandatory Minimum Penalties


Are Fabricators the Most Important People in the Art World?

As contemporary artists become increasingly less present in their own work, the people who make their pieces remain unsung heroes.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Jeff, Koons


Opinion analysis: Form order certifying that judge considered appropriate factors was sufficient to explain sentencing modification

Yesterday, in Chavez-Meza v. United States, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split regarding whether the district court must give an explanation at all for its decision in a sentencing-modification proceeding pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), and, if so, how full the explanation must be. In short, the judge must provide an explanation, but the current boilerplate form will generally suffice. Adaucto Chavez-Meza, a convicted meth dealer, petitioned the federal judge who sentenced him to 135...
Tags: Featured, Law, United States, Johnson, Justice Department, Booker, William Johnson, Sonia Sotomayor, The Supreme Court, Rita, U S Court of Appeals, Koons, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, United States the Supreme Court


Empirical SCOTUS: One opinion more complex than the next

The Supreme Court finally appears decently situated to complete its decision-making for the term. Some holdups are still in play, including the long-since-argued case of Gill v. Whitford. Gill was argued 255 days before the next possible opinion release date of June 14, 2018. Only 10 cases have taken longer to decide since 1946. With 39 signed decisions so far this term composed of over 90 different opinions, the justices have cobbled together opinions of varying complexity. That the justices fe...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, United States, Ncaa, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison, Hall, Collins, Thomas, Murphy, University of Washington, Jennings


While You Were Gawking at Snapchat Posts, One Artist Was Listening to Them

Christian Marclay worked with Snapchat engineers on an installation that harvested and manipulated the sounds of publicly available posts.
Tags: Art, News, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Creativity, Christian, Jeff, Evan, Koons, SPIEGEL, Christian Marclay, Snap Inc, Cannes (France, Marclay


Reviewing the Supreme Court's work in sentence modification cases of Hughes and Koons

So much of interest has already happened this week, I almost forgot that on Monday the Supreme Court resolved two of the most notable sentencing cases on its docket this Term.  (Sentencing fans still have Rosales-Mireles v. United States on plain error review of sentencing errors and Chavez-Meza v. United States on required sentencing explanations to keep our interest the next few Mondays.)  Helpfully, I have seen on line a few reviews and round-ups of Hughes and Koons, and I figured it would be...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Jordan, Bloomberg Bna, Hughes, Koons, Rubin, Douglas Berman, Douglas A Berman, Kevin Lessmiller, Carissa Byrne Hessick, Rosales Mireles, Chavez Meza, Justin Marceau, Courthouse News Service High Court


Opinion analysis: Justices clarify when prisoners can benefit from sentencing-guidelines changes, but refuse to revisit the narrowest-grounds test

What could have been one of the most significant cases of the term turned out to be a very narrow decision of import mainly to federal defendants and criminal lawyers. The court granted certiorari on two separate questions relating to the meaning and viability of the rule articulated in Marks v. United States for discerning precedent from a plurality opinion. In Marks, in 1977, the court held that “[w]hen a fragmented Court decides a case, … the holding of the Court may be viewed as that positio...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Freeman, Hughes, Koons, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court decided one of the term’s most closely watched cases, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the justices held 7-2 that, by failing to exhibit religious neutrality when it required a Christian baker to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, a state commission violated the baker’s free-exercise rights. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript has a graphic explainer for the decision. At The Daily C...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Usa Today, Vox


Opinion analysis: Justices discard game effort to extend eligibility for sentence reduction

The parties’ briefs and oral arguments made the statutory issue in Koons v. United States, concerning which prisoners are eligible for sentence reductions under 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(2) after the U.S. Sentencing Commission has lowered a potentially applicable guidelines range, seem intricate and complicated. But Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court made the matter look quite simple. The petitioners argued mightily that they were eligible for reductions because, having receiv...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Commission, Koons, Samuel Alito, 8th Circuit, Merits Cases, U S Sentencing Commission, Sentencing Commission, Supreme Court the U S Court of Appeals