5 October 2017

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Artlyst Chooses Ten Of The Best From Frieze London 2017

Frieze is here again, and we’ve been crossing the days off since summer! Not only is this the buzziest week of the London autumn art calendar but it’s a great time to discover new artists, watch performances by young talent and films by some of the most exciting experimental filmmakers in the world

10 March 2017

Jeff Koons And Pompidou Center Lose Plagiarism Lawsuit In France

Jeff Koons and the Pompidou Center have been found guilty of plagiarism in a legal dispute over the artist’s work Naked (1988) The work of art was part of Koons’s Banality series

3 October 2016

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Jeff Koons

Mirrors from the very beginning have played an essential role in almost all of Jeff Koons’s work. They appear in the first inflatables of 1979, in which glass flowers and other ‘trite’ objects picked up in discount stores on 14th Street in New York were placed on mirrored platforms and backdrops. Since, many of his […]

19 August 2016

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Jeff Koons Named As Artist At Center Of David Zwirner Lawsuit

Jeff Koons has turned out to be the “world-renowned artist” at the centre of a highly publicised lawsuit between the London/New York Contemporary Art dealer David Zwirner  and the Old Master dealer Fabrizio Moretti, who owns galleries in Florence, London, and New York. The multimillion-dollar suit revolves around the 2013 sculpture entitled Gazing Ball (Centaur and Lapith Maiden). The original filing claimed $2 million in damages, which […]

23 June 2016

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Exaggerated Narratives and Performativity Feature In Luxembourg Dayan’s New Summer Show

“The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved – as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem – must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.” – Stanley Tucci  A new exhibition in two acts, ‘MELODRAMA’ is taking place between Luxembourg & Dayan’s London and […]

20 May 2016

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Jeff Koons: Showing The Love For Irony And Pseudo Philosophical Claptrap

The loads of people who know me as a boring old traditionalist (Turner Prize?! Yah boo hiss!) are always surprised when I say I actually love Jeff Koons. I really do, and enjoyed his new show, cleverly titled Now! at Damien Hirst’s gorgeously lovely wonderful awesome Newport Street Gallery. The reason being is that he […]

20 May 2016

Jeff Koons – The Art Of Not Quite Now By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Jeff Koons exhibition, entitled with the single word ‘NOW’, is the latest exhibition to be presented in Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, a series of beautiful spaces designed by architects Caruso St John. There is, in fact no nicer space for showing contemporary art now available in London. It knocks spots off (no pun intended) […]

18 May 2016

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Jeff Koons Now Exhibition Opens At Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Newport Street Gallery has unveiled ‘Now’, a solo exhibition of work by US artist Jeff Koons (b.1955), which opens to the public today, Wednesday 18th May 2016. To mark the opening of the exhibition, Newport Street Gallery will launch its new ‘Summer Lates’ opening hours, which will see the gallery remaining open until 10pm every Saturday […]

15 December 2015

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Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?

The American artist Jeff Koons is facing yet another lawsuit over plagiarism. Koons, who is one of the worlds most successful artists, with work selling for tens of millions, is no stranger to court battles. This time photographer, Mitchel Gray has stated in his complaint, filed in a Manhattan federal court, that Koons reproduced his photo, […]

8 December 2015

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The Broad: Los Angeles’ Electrifying Private Contemporary Art Museum

Los Angeles’ latest museum of Contemporary art, The Broad, is already a victim of its own success with limited access due to overbooking and queues stretching for an hour, to see some of the attractions, like the Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. Photo: Jeff Koons room Broad Museum   Founded by […]

8 December 2015

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Jeff Koons Appropriates Great Masters While We Straighten Our Ties

A brand new series of paintings by the Post Pop artist Jeff Koons entitled Gazing Ball is currently on show in New York. In this series, Koons has appropriated images from artists of the past, such as Titian, El Greco, Courbet, and Manet, among others. The works deal with the power of artistic gesture. Each work has […]

6 October 2015

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Jeff Koons: Anti-Consumerist Art Or Its Own Subject Matter?

In an interview with Austrian daily Der Standard, the most expensive living American artist spoke about his relationship to the art market. Jeff Koons did so after unveiling of his Balloon Venus (Orange) (2008-12) statue at the city’s Natural History museum. In a twist – that could be seen as quite an interesting turn in […]

10 July 2015

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Why Some Artists Die Poor And Others Die Rich Like Damien Hirst

OK, so admittedly Damien Hirst is still very much with us… But what can you say about an artist’s life’s work when they have died penniless and relatively unknown? The best way to answer is to reverse the question: why does it matter a damn that a collective of individuals have over a certain period encountered an […]

1 May 2015

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Art Forgery: Overinflated Prices And The Buffoonery Of Collectors

Given the range of names appearing in Artlyst’s forged artists countdown, you would be forgiven for thinking that the measure of an artist who has finally ‘made it’ is one who has been copied, and copied by stealth and deceit for monetary gain. For the driving influence behind why forgeries are made exists outside the […]

2 April 2015

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Jeff Koons And The Ten Million Pound Easter Egg

Religious or not, we are all familiar with the spirit of giving, new life and general goodwill associated with decorating and eating eggs at Easter. The practice in any case dates back to ancient times, Christianity only taking it up with later examples found from Mesopotamia; even later it was further established as a religious […]

11 February 2015

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Jeff Koons’ Louvre Exhibition Has Been Axed

Jeff Koons’ recent time in Paris has certainly had its ups and downs. This January, the artist was due to show a selection of large-scale sculptures in the Louvre’s 19th-century galleries, to run alongside his current retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which runs until April 27. But now it has been confirmed that the show […]

29 January 2015

Ed Paschke: Visionary From Chicago – The Original Pop Art Provocateur

The Ashmolean Museum presents Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004. The exhibition is the third in the museum’s series of shows of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA), with an additional four works that have been lent by the artist Jeff Koons. The exhibition is also the third […]

11 January 2015

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Artists Damien Hirst And Takashi Murakami Create Original Works For UNICEF

Renowned artists including Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Serra and Shirin Neshat have donated works through the FC Barcelona Foundation to Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and UNICEF. The ‘1 in 11’ campaign extends educational opportunities to marginalised children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal, with the goal of expanding to more countries. Hirst, […]

9 January 2015

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Is Image Appropriation Just Plagiarism Of Intellectual Property

Jeff Koons is facing a second lawsuit over alleged plagiarism of intellectual property in two weeks; first regarding the sculpture ‘Naked’ supposedly copying the photography of Jean-François Bauret, and now the sculpture ‘Fait d’Hiver’, borrowing from a French clothing advert of 1985 by Franck Davidovici. They form part of his 1988 ‘Banality’ series, of which […]

5 January 2015

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Versailles Sculptures Damaged In Malicious Act Of Vandalism

The plinths of two marble sculptures displayed in the Grand Trianon park at Versailles have been attacked and severely damaged by a suspected “malicious act,” AFP reports. The attack on the works was discovered by Versailles staff last Wednesday. The two works of art, which date from the late 17th century to early 18th century, […]

30 December 2014

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Jeff Koons Sued In Second Plagiarism Lawsuit In A Month

The estate of the well known French photographer Jean-François Bauret is suing the American artist Jeff Koons for copying one of his best known images, for the 1988 sculpture titled Naked.  The sculpture created in porcelain, is part of Koons’ “Banality” series and would have been on display in his current retrospective, at the Centre […]

29 December 2014

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Anish Kapoor Solo Exhibition At Versailles In 2015

The London-based artist Anish Kapoor follows in the footsteps of Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami with a new exhibition of work due to open next year at the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The director of the 17th-century château, Catherine Pégard, told The International New York Times that the show will open next June […]

5 November 2014

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Paris Tableau Old Masters Fair Opens In Paris

The old master trade will be gathering for Paris Tableau, the only exclusively Old Master fair in the world, which was launched three years ago with an exhibition of Old Masters collected by the contemporary artist Jeff Koons. This year, British dealers will be ,unveiling a number of rarities and recent discoveries, which will make […]

30 October 2014

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Damien Hirst In Orkney Jeff Koons In Norwich: Culture Moves To The Hinterlands

In an unprecedented programme bringing cutting edge art to the masses the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate have announced their schedule for the seventh year of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour. New exhibitions will go on show at 17 venues across the UK in 2015 and a further seven exhibitions already open will continue to […]

20 October 2014

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Instagram Publicity Hunter Vandalises Koons Retrospective

First Paul McCarthy’s ‘Tree’ Sculpture was vandalised in paris; and now, it seems it is the turn of another controversial artist; Jeff Koons. The artist’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was targeted for vandalism shortly after midnight yesterday, this was reported in ARTnews. The vandal used spray-paint to daub […]

14 October 2014

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Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait In London Exhibition

A self-portrait by Pablo Picasso that was created in 1901, and has not previously been exhibited in public before, will go on display in central London this week. The exhibition will include works by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and great British painter Francis Bacon. The self-portrait by Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at […]

13 October 2014

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Giacometti And Rothko On View At £500 Million Sotheby’s Show

Alberto Giacometti’s painted bronze ‘Chariot’, which was one of six that the Swiss artist created in the 1950s, is expected to sell for more than £60 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. The work of art is a sculpture of a goddess riding a chariot, […]

3 October 2014

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Jeff Koons Sculpture Opens The Bidding War At Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Two major sculptures by the American artist Jeff Koons will go under the hammer at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this Autumn. Both works of art belong to well know collectors. Moon (Yellow) comes to market at Sotheby’s and is owned by the Turner Prize winning artist Damien Hirst. It was part of his MurderMe collection. The […]

1 October 2014

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The Brueghel Dynasty in Conversation with Contemporary Art Explored

A new exhibition will open at Christie’s Mayfair 11 October 2014. The Bad Shepherd is a major exhibition exploring the continued influence of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and his artistic dynasty in the 21st century. This is the first exhibition ever to present the work of the Brueghels in dialogue with contemporary art and features […]

24 September 2014

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Contemporary Art Smashes $2 Billion Mark Creating New World Auction Record

Jeff Koons’s monumental sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange) has set a new world auction record for a living artist. The iconic work by the controversial American artist achieved the sum of $58,405,000 – that being £36,795,150, or €43,219,700, at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale in New York on November 12, 2013. According to new figures […]

24 September 2014

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Seoul’s Gallery Seomi Owner Arrested By Authorities

Some say that the artworld is the most unregulated industry next to that of the illegal drugs trade. The controversial Hong Song-won, owner of Seoul’s Gallery Seomi, has been arrested over suspicions that she sold artworks ordered to be seized by a Seoul court, the Korea Times reports. A Seoul court ordered the confiscation of […]

23 September 2014

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Jeff Koons Is Going Back To School

Controversial American artist Jeff Koons is going back to school. An elementary school in Sunnyside, Queens, New York, is now offering an extracurricular art class for children inspired by the works of Koons. After all, the teachers say, the contemporary mater’s kitschy masterpieces not only appeal to the great wheeler-dealers of the artworld; but also […]