1. Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that’s what art is.

    — Jeff Koons to The New York Times

  2. Examining the breadth and depth of thirty-five years of work by Jeff Koons, one of the most influential and controversial artists of the twentieth century, the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective exhibition catalogue features all of the artist’s most well-known pieces. 
Read the introductory essay by curator Scott Rothkopf on whitney.org.

    Examining the breadth and depth of thirty-five years of work by Jeff Koons, one of the most influential and controversial artists of the twentieth century, the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective exhibition catalogue features all of the artist’s most well-known pieces. 

    Read the introductory essay by curator Scott Rothkopf on whitney.org.

  3. We want to see YOU in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective! Share your photos with the hashtags #Koons #ArtSelfie, and we’ll regram our favs every week. Don’t forget to tag @whitneymuseum. 

    We want to see YOU in Jeff Koons: A Retrospective! Share your photos with the hashtags #Koons #ArtSelfie, and we’ll regram our favs every week. Don’t forget to tag @whitneymuseum

  4. What an artist is trying to do for people is to bring them closer to something, because art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.

    — David Hockney, born today in 1937.

  5. For his Banality series, Jeff Koons worked with traditional German and Italian craftsmen to enlarge the subjects and render them in gilt porcelain and polychromed wood, materials more associated with housewares and tchotchkes than contemporary art.
Photograph via mcmondays.

    For his Banality series, Jeff Koons worked with traditional German and Italian craftsmen to enlarge the subjects and render them in gilt porcelain and polychromed wood, materials more associated with housewares and tchotchkes than contemporary art.

    Photograph via mcmondays.

  6. The Museum is closed today, but you can still get a sneak peek at Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Here’s the monumental painting, Tulips (1995–98), which is hanging over our restaurant. 

    The Museum is closed today, but you can still get a sneak peek at Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Here’s the monumental painting, Tulips (1995–98), which is hanging over our restaurant. 

  7. "A strong case for the rigor and, often, the beauty of Koons’s art." The New Yorker reviews Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.
Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. © Jeff Koons

    "A strong case for the rigor and, often, the beauty of Koons’s art." The New Yorker reviews Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

    Jeff Koons (b. 1955), Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. © Jeff Koons

  8. Happy Fourth of July! Three Flags will hit billboards nationwide this August as part of Art Everywhere US. The real thing will also be on view at the Whitney later this month.
Jasper Johns (b. 1930), Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

    Happy Fourth of July! Three Flags will hit billboards nationwide this August as part of Art Everywhere US. The real thing will also be on view at the Whitney later this month.

    Jasper Johns (b. 1930), Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

  9. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Celebrate “Compliment Your Mirror Day” with a Koons selfie. 

    Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Celebrate “Compliment Your Mirror Day” with a Koons selfie. 

  10. The perfect final show for the Whitney’s building.

    — New York Magazine's Jerry Saltz on Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

  11. Great view of the new building from New Jersey. [Photograph by @timothyschenck]

    Great view of the new building from New Jersey. [Photograph by @timothyschenck]

  12. The Museum Shop is excited to announce a limited-edition Play-Doh plate designed by Jeff Koons with Bernardaud, made exclusively for the Whitney in conjunction with the opening of his retrospective.

    The Museum Shop is excited to announce a limited-edition Play-Doh plate designed by Jeff Koons with Bernardaud, made exclusively for the Whitney in conjunction with the opening of his retrospective.

  13. jewelzafra:

Inflatable Flower by Jeff Koons

“The inflatables are really where I think my history as an artist begins.” —Jeff Koons

    jewelzafra:

    Inflatable Flower by Jeff Koons

    “The inflatables are really where I think my history as an artist begins.” —Jeff Koons

  14. FINAL WEEKEND! American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe closes Sunday. 

    FINAL WEEKEND! American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe closes Sunday. 

  15. “A gripping show. It chronicles a sculptural career that is singular for its profusion of color, crafts and materials; its opening up of historical avenues closed by Minimalism; and its faith in both accessibility and advanced art, that other New. And it’s a great way for the Whitney to decamp, tossing the Met the keys, knowing that we won’t soon forget that it still owns the place.” —The New York Times celebrates Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, opening today. 
Photograph by Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times

    “A gripping show. It chronicles a sculptural career that is singular for its profusion of color, crafts and materials; its opening up of historical avenues closed by Minimalism; and its faith in both accessibility and advanced art, that other New. And it’s a great way for the Whitney to decamp, tossing the Met the keys, knowing that we won’t soon forget that it still owns the place.” —The New York Times celebrates Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, opening today. 

    Photograph by Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times