Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Playing: Granada-Il Volo
Reading: Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Left to Right: Matthew, me, Yish, Aristo, and Filip
It feels like I've done a lot within my first month at NYU yet I haven't taken that many photos. Fortunately, I went camera happy at the Whitney Museum of American Art, so I was able to write this post. I loved how the Whitney Museum managed to showcase a wide variety of Koons' work from the past three decades and how they dedicated five floors to this retrospective. Seeing Koons' balloon dog sculptures in real life alongside the infamous "The New" (a collection of vacuum cleaners in clear boxes) was  pretty exciting for me. I've seen them in books and online for years yet never saw them aside from a small collection at LACMA. Apart from looking at the art and enjoying free tickets courtesy of NYU, my friends and I pondered the deeper meanings of each piece of art jokingly or at least that's what we thought. As we walked away from one painting, we heard a security guard laugh and say to himself, "Holy shit. College students these days." 

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18 comments:

  1. I was actually just reading a book about Jeff Koons a few days ago! I think it's really cool how you got to see some of his work~ you're so lucky ;A; Great post! I love the pictures ^^
    ~Kiyomi <3
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    1. I would love to check out that book one day! I love his work and purposefully go out of my way to see it whenever it comes to museums near me.

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  2. There are so many awesome places in NYC! Have fun.

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    1. Thanks! I've been exploring quite a bit and I enjoy it here a lot!

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  3. haha so much fun that you are in NYU! I'm jealous that you're living in New york now :D

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    1. You seem to move around quite a bit! Maybe you'll come to New York one day?

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  4. Haha that security guard :')
    We want more NY stories from you!!
    Xx

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    1. Haha thanks! I'll try to post more!

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  5. So jealous you're in NYC! I love museums!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Museums are great! With the cold weather, I'll probably be visiting them more often.

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  6. Looks like a nice exhibition and sounds like you have lots of fun. Enjoy your stay honey.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying it here very much. c:

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  7. I've seen some of his work. I love some pieces but I dislike others :)

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    1. I feel like his work invites that and he purposefully does provoking pieces that cause people to think about what actually counts as art and what doesn't. Part of the interest in his work is that it causes such mixed reactions.

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  8. So cool, I love art museums and galleries ^____^


    恵美より ♥
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    1. Thanks! I love spending my days in museums too.

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