I was pretty bummed when I realized that I wouldn’t be able to catch Jeff Koons’ exhibit at the Whitney in NYC this past fall. But that frown was quickly turned upside down upon learning that I’d have the opportunity to catch it while in Paris at the lively Centre de Pompidou.
By now you’ve probably seen an Instagram post or ten of the popular and oh so controversial pieces that almost resemble accessories from Honey I Blew Up the Kids. Koons, the highest paid living artist to date, is known for his bizarre, exaggerated and depending on whom you ask, overrated sculptures and images. A Retrospective showcases many of Koons’ most popular pieces including prints and paintings highlighting consumerism, inflatables, thee gazing ball and of course, his stainless steel balloon shaped figures. There was certainly not a lack of color, texture, and reflection – figuratively and literally – to be seen!
If you’re unable to make it to Paris by April to check out the exhibit for yourself, A Retrospective will be making it’s way to Spain’s Guggenheim Museum in June 2015. But for now be sure to check out some of the pieces below and let us know your favorites!