Jeff Koons sure knows how to throw a retrospective! At the Whitney Museum his solo opened with a sneak preview this Tuesday, and FAI’s producer Amy Sherald was there to record the moment. The last show in the space before the Whitney moves across town is definitely a stunner. Filling most of the building are 150 works from the past three decades of the artist’s career. A brilliant 3-D profile of one of the world’s most popular and controversial contemporary art stars, the exhibition is the first in half a century that the museum has dedicated to a single artist.
Koons is a record-breaker (“Balloon Dog (Orange)” sold for $58.4 million last year), and people can’t stop talking about the value of his work, both in material cost and significance to art history. Go see for yourself when the show opens on Friday, June 27th.
Images Courtesy of Amy Sherald