quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2014

Jeff Koons: Uma Retrospectiva




Jeff Koons, Inflatable Flower and Bunny (Tall White, Pink Bunny), 1979. Vinyl and mirrors; 32 × 25 × 19 in. (81.3 × 63.5 × 48.3 cm). The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. © Jeff Koons

27 JUNHO - 19 OUTUBRO, 2014
Whitney Museum of American Art



Jeff Koons, Teapot, 1979. Teapot, plastic tubes, and fluorescent lights; 26 × 9 × 13 in. (66 × 22.9 × 33 cm). The Sonnabend Collection, Nina Sundell, and Antonio Homem. © Jeff Koons


Jeff Koons é considerado como um dos artistas mais importantes, influentes, populares e controversos da era pós-guerra.

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era.



Jeff Koons, Inflatable Flowers (Short Pink, Tall Purple), 1979. Vinyl, mirrors, and acrylic; 16 × 25 × 18 in. (40.6 × 63.5 × 45.7 cm). Collection of Norman and Norah Stone. © Jeff Koons

Ao longo de sua carreira, ele foi o pioneiro de novas abordagens para o readymade, testou os limites entre arte avançada ea cultura de massa, desafiou os limites da fabricação industrial, e transformou a relação de artistas para o culto da celebridade e do mercado global.

Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market.



Jeff Koons, New Hoover Celebrity III’s, 1980. Two vacuum cleaners, Plexigas, fluorescent lights; 56 × 11 × 12 1/2 in. (142.2 × 27.9 × 31.8 cm). Collection of Jeffrey Deitch. ©Jeff Koons

No entanto, apesar dessas conquistas, Koons nunca foi objeto de uma retrospectiva levantando o escopo completo de sua carreira.

Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. 




Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J 241 Series), 1985. Glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water, and basketball; 64 3/4 × 30 3/4 × 13 1/4 in. (164.5 × 78.1 × 33.7 cm). B.Z. and Michael Schwartz. ©Jeff Koons.

Composta por quase 150 objetos que datam de 1978 até o presente, esta exposição será a mais abrangente já dedicada à obra inovadora do artista.

Comprising almost 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre. 



Jeff Koons, I Could Go For Something Gordon’s, 1986. Oil inks on canvas; 45 × 86 1/2 in. (114.3 × 219.7 cm). Allison and Warren Kanders. ©Jeff Koons

Ao reconstituir todas as suas obras mais emblemáticas e séries significativas em uma narrativa cronológica, a retrospectiva permitirá aos visitantes compreenderem a produção notavelmente diversa de Koons como um todo multifacetado.

By reconstituting all of his most iconic works and significant series in a chronological narrative, the retrospective will allow visitors to understand Koons’s remarkably diverse output as a multifaceted whole.

Jeff Koons, Doctor’s Delight, 1986. Stainless steel; 11 × 6 3⁄4 x 5 3⁄4 in. (27.9 × 17.1 × 14.6 cm). Edition no. 1/3. The Sonnabend Collection and Nina Sundell. © Jeff Koons

Esta exposição será a primeira grande apresentação do artista do museu em Nova York, e a primeira a preencher quase a totalidade do edifício Marcel Breuer da Whitney apenas com o trabalho de um artista.

This exhibition will be the artist’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. 


Jeff Koons, 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

Será também a exposição final a ter lugar nesse endereço antes que o Museu abra seu novo prédio no Meatpacking District, em 2015. 

 It will also be the final exhibition to take place there before the Museum opens its new building in the Meatpacking District in 2015. 



Jeff Koons, Bear and Policeman, 1988. Polychromed wood; 85 × 43 × 37 in. (215.9 × 109.2 × 94 cm). Artist’s proof. Collection of Jeffrey Deitch. © Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons: Uma Retrospective é organizado por Scott Rothkopf, Nancy e pela Família Steve Crown Curador e Diretor Adjunto de Programas.

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Nancy and Steve Crown Family Curator and Associate Director of Programs.


Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. Porcelain; 42 × 70 1⁄2 x 32 1⁄2 in. (106.7 × 179.1 × 82.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

A exposição viaja para o Centre Pompidou, Musée d'art moderne nacional, Paris (26 de novembro 2014-27 de abril de 2015) e para o Guggenheim Bilbao (5 de junho-27 de setembro, 2015)

The exhibition travels to the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris (November 26, 2014–April 27, 2015) and to the Guggenheim Bilbao (June 5–September 27, 2015).



Jeff Koons, Poodle, 1991. Polychromed wood; 23 × 39 1⁄2 x 20 1⁄2 in. (58.4 × 100.3 × 52.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P. 2011.212. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994–2000. Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating; 121 × 143 × 45 in. (307.3 × 363.2 × 114.3 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas; 111 3⁄8 x 131 in. (282.9 × 332.7cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Loopy, 1999. Oil on canvas; 108 × 79 1⁄4 in. (274.3 × 200.7 cm). Bill Bell Collection. © Jeff Koons


Jeff Koons, Elephant, 2003. Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating; 36 1⁄2 x 29 × 19 in. (92.7 × 73.7 × 48.3 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Popeye, 2009–12. Granite and live flowering plants; 78 × 52 3⁄8 x 28 3⁄8 in. (198.1 × 132.9 × 72.1 cm). Bill Bell Collection. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Hulk (Organ), 2004–14. Polychromed bronze and mixed media; 93 1⁄2 x 48 5⁄8 x 27 7⁄8 in. (237.5 × 123.5 × 70.8 cm). The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Pluto and Proserpina, 2010–13. Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating and live flowering plants; 129 × 65 3⁄4 x 56 5⁄8 in. (327.7 × 167 × 143.3 cm). Oceana Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida. © Jeff Koons



Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Farnese Hercules), 2013. Plaster and glass; 128 ½ x 67 × 48 5/8 in. (326.4 × 170 × 123.5 cm). Amy and Vernon Faulconer and The Rachofsky Collection. © Jeff Koons