1. Perfect for a rainy, late summer day: Pat Steir’s September Evening Waterfall (1991). 

    Perfect for a rainy, late summer day: Pat Steir’s September Evening Waterfall (1991). 

  2. One of the amazing things about art is that it changes every day, and its meaning to you changes every day.

    — Jeff Koons

  3. Sketch of a Jeff Koons selfie by 1011drawings.

    Sketch of a Jeff Koons selfie by 1011drawings.

  4. Close looking: Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled (north by northwest) (2004) on view in Edward Hopper and Photography.

    Close looking: Gregory Crewdson’s Untitled (north by northwest) (2004) on view in Edward Hopper and Photography.

  5. A look at the fourth floor galleries of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

  6. The fifth floor in fifteen seconds. 

  7. The sculptures in Jeff Koons's Banality series are mash-ups of stuffed animals, gift shop figurines, and images taken from magazines, product packaging, films, and even Leonardo da Vinci.

  8. My purpose is to paint the life of my people as I know it.

    — Romare Bearden

  9. In response to the popularity of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, we’ll be open six days a week starting today! Visit us 11 am–6 pm.

    In response to the popularity of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, we’ll be open six days a week starting today! Visit us 11 am–6 pm.

  10. Visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their companions joined us for a tour of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective conducted through verbal description and touch. Learn more about access programs at the Whitney.

  11. Members enjoy unlimited express admission to Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.
Photograph by Matthew Carasella

    Members enjoy unlimited express admission to Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.

    Photograph by Matthew Carasella

  12. Jeff Koons with master distiller Booker Noe, filling the components of Jim Beam—J. B. Turner Train (1986) with bourbon at the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, 1986.

    Jeff Koons with master distiller Booker Noe, filling the components of Jim Beam—J. B. Turner Train (1986) with bourbon at the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, 1986.

  13. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

    — Man Ray, born today in 1890. 

  14. blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC: It’s that time you’ve all (not?) been waiting for: It’s KOONS-O-RAMA time, when I make my weekly visit (and genuflection) to the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney museum in New York.
This is Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), dated 1994 to 2001, and I think it is the masterpiece of the survey, and the apotheosis of Koons’s career.
I won’t comment here on its place in the long tradition of crucifixion imagery, or on its contribution to the story of the lion in art.
I just want to point out the utterly peculiar place in takes up in the more recent history of the readymade. You’d have to call this piece an adapted-imagined-enlarged readymade.
Its roots are in a real type of found object: The photo of a cat in a sock that is a minor Internet meme. Koons found one that sparked his interest, but then he adapted it to his needs by reshooting it with his own kitten and sock and line.  Those photographic roots are shallow, however, because the real source for this object is a cast-plastic toy, such as you might find in one of your nastier dollar stores – but a toy that has only been imagined by Koons, rather than actually purchased or seen. (It’s as though Duchamp imagined up a new kind of urinal – which some have said he did.)
Koons’s piece perfectly duplicates every telltale detail of his (non-existent) found object, down to its lousy casting seams, buttery surfaces and magic-marker colors. Except, of course, that it does so on a monumental scale, as no normal readymade ever would.
Or maybe this is a commemorative monument to the idea of the readymade itself, prepared for placement in your local museum plaza. The man on a horse gets replaced by the cat in a sock; a tribute to military valor gives way to a tribute to artistic genius. (The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, © Jeff Koons; photo by Lucy Hogg)
The Daily Pic also appears at ArtnetNews.com. For a full survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive

    blakegopnik:

    THE DAILY PIC: It’s that time you’ve all (not?) been waiting for: It’s KOONS-O-RAMA time, when I make my weekly visit (and genuflection) to the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney museum in New York.

    This is Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), dated 1994 to 2001, and I think it is the masterpiece of the survey, and the apotheosis of Koons’s career.

    I won’t comment here on its place in the long tradition of crucifixion imagery, or on its contribution to the story of the lion in art.

    I just want to point out the utterly peculiar place in takes up in the more recent history of the readymade. You’d have to call this piece an adapted-imagined-enlarged readymade.

    Its roots are in a real type of found object: The photo of a cat in a sock that is a minor Internet meme. Koons found one that sparked his interest, but then he adapted it to his needs by reshooting it with his own kitten and sock and line.  Those photographic roots are shallow, however, because the real source for this object is a cast-plastic toy, such as you might find in one of your nastier dollar stores – but a toy that has only been imagined by Koons, rather than actually purchased or seen. (It’s as though Duchamp imagined up a new kind of urinal – which some have said he did.)

    Koons’s piece perfectly duplicates every telltale detail of his (non-existent) found object, down to its lousy casting seams, buttery surfaces and magic-marker colors. Except, of course, that it does so on a monumental scale, as no normal readymade ever would.

    Or maybe this is a commemorative monument to the idea of the readymade itself, prepared for placement in your local museum plaza. The man on a horse gets replaced by the cat in a sock; a tribute to military valor gives way to a tribute to artistic genius. (The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, © Jeff Koons; photo by Lucy Hogg)

    The Daily Pic also appears at ArtnetNews.com. For a full survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive

  15. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Tag your best #Koons #ArtSelfie with @whitneymuseum on Twitter and Instagram. We’re regramming our favorites every week.

    Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is full of reflective surfaces. Tag your best #Koons #ArtSelfie with @whitneymuseum on Twitter and Instagram. We’re regramming our favorites every week.