Jeff Koons retrospective opens at Whitney on June 27
NEW YORK – The exhibition titled “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” will open on June 27 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan.
Comprising nearly 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, the exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking career. The exhibition will fill, nearly to its entirety, the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building. The Whitney is the only U.S. venue for the retrospective, which will be the final exhibition to take place before the museum opens its new building in New York’s Meatpacking District in spring 2015.
The Jeff Koons retrospective will run through October 29, 2014.
Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. 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. Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never before been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career.
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Nancy Crown, and Steve Crown, family curator and associate director of programs.
The exhibition will travel 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).
Also currently on view at the Whitney is an exhibition titled “From Calder to O’Keeffe,” which features masterworks by iconic artists including Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, and William Eggleston. It will conclude on June 29.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 945 Madison Ave., at 75th Street, New York, NY 10021. Tel. 212-570-3600.
Learn more online at www.whitney.org.
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