1. TGIF! Celebrate with some cake.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Cake, 1995–97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 × 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

    TGIF! Celebrate with some cake.

    Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Cake, 1995–97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 × 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

  2. A peek at the second floor galleries of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

  3. Jeff Koons’s Play-Doh is made up of twenty-seven individual interlocking pieces of painted aluminum and took two decades to fabricate. Definitely not child’s play! 

    Jeff Koons’s Play-Doh is made up of twenty-seven individual interlocking pieces of painted aluminum and took two decades to fabricate. Definitely not child’s play! 

  4. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is Koons’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. Here’s a look at the works on view in the Museum’s Lobby and Sculpture Court.

  5. Jeff Koons's One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series) (1985).
Photograph by manbartlett

    Jeff Koons's One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series) (1985).

    Photograph by manbartlett

  6. Jeff Koons cleaning acrylic cases for a work in the New series, c. 1985.

    Jeff Koons cleaning acrylic cases for a work in the New series, c. 1985.

  7. I love it when you ask actors, ‘What’re you doing now?’ and they say, ‘I’m between roles.’ To be living ‘life between roles,’ that’s my favorite.

    — Andy Warhol, born today in 1928.

  8. Jeff Koons's Woman in Tub (1988), part of the artist’s Banality series.
Photograph by kellyturso

    Jeff Koons's Woman in Tub (1988), part of the artist’s Banality series.

    Photograph by kellyturso

  9. Art Everywhere U.S. launched today! A total of fifty-eight artworks will pop up through the month of August on 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters. Keep your eyes peeled! 

    Art Everywhere U.S. launched today! A total of fifty-eight artworks will pop up through the month of August on 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters. Keep your eyes peeled! 

  10. Visiting Jeff Koons with the whole family? Be sure to check out the Kids Activity Guide, which includes writing prompts, discussion questions, and drawings by Koons. 

    Visiting Jeff Koons with the whole family? Be sure to check out the Kids Activity Guide, which includes writing prompts, discussion questions, and drawings by Koons. 

  11. This ball hovers with help from a physicist. Learn more on whitney.org.
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    This ball hovers with help from a physicist. Learn more on whitney.org.

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  12. “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” —Jeff Koons
Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

    “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” —Jeff Koons

    Installation view Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (June 27–October 19, 2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. © Jeff Koons. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

  13. Fun fact: Richard Artschwager made the toothpick for Claes Oldenburg's Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich) (1963).
Photo via restaurantgroupie.

    Fun fact: Richard Artschwager made the toothpick for Claes Oldenburg's Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich) (1963).

    Photo via restaurantgroupie.

  14. Happy birthday, Jenny Holzer! 
Installation view of Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 12–May 31, 2009). Photograph by Bill Orcutt

    Happy birthday, Jenny Holzer

    Installation view of Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 12–May 31, 2009). Photograph by Bill Orcutt

  15. "Some commentators have talked about the Rabbit as a spaceman. Others have seen him as the Playboy bunny, or an orator holding up a microphone where the carrot is." —Jeff Koons: A Retrospective curator Scott Rothkopf on Rabbit (1986).

    "Some commentators have talked about the Rabbit as a spaceman. Others have seen him as the Playboy bunny, or an orator holding up a microphone where the carrot is." —Jeff Koons: A Retrospective curator Scott Rothkopf on Rabbit (1986).