Last weekend, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art premiered its retrospective of American artist Jeff Koons. Simply entitled A Retrospective, this exhibition bears significant importance to both parties. For the Whitney, it represents the last exhibition to be held at this original location before moving to their new home in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in the spring of 2015. For Koons, it’s the first time in a career which spans 5 decades in which he’s had a museum show in a city that he calls home. AM was able attended the private viewing where Mr. Koons expressed his views on art and how he obsesses over it every moment of his life.
Curated by Scott Rothkopf (pictured above w/ Koons), this retrospective features iconic works from the 80’s such as the Made in Heaven works, to readymade creations such as his New Hoover Convertibles & basketball set pieces, to his mind boggling inflatable-like sculptures. This impressive survey which spans five floors of the Whitney is an honest and direct look into the mind of one of the most prolific and important American artists of our time. The exhibition is up until October and is a great opportunity to understand the creative mind of Jeff Koons as well as your last opportunity to experience the Whitney Museum before its move out of this historic location.
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