28 April 2015

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Empire State Building To Be Canvas For Andy Warhol And Georgia O’Keeffe

New York City is to celebrate two important occasions; firstly the public opening of the new Whitney Museum building, and secondly the 84th birthday of the Empire State Building. The two institutions have got together to create an LED light show featuring twelve iconic artworks interpreted by Emmy-nominated production designer Marc Brickman, having previously worked […]

21 August 2014

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Jeff Koons Self Harm Man In Hospital After Defacing Whitney Retrospective

Canadian performance artist Istvan Kantor known for his blood pieces, has smeared the walls of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum with his own blood, to protest the ‘blatant commerciality and shallowness’ of the well known, New York based contemporary artist. The altercation took place yesterday at the Museum. He was photographed by […]

23 July 2014

Jeff Koons: A Hubris Trickster Creating The Visually Grandiose

Standing at the very beginning of the Jeff Koons retrospective, on the polished floors of the Whitney Museum, I scrutinise my distorted, disproportional and caricatured reflection in the pristine mirrored blue orb, teetering precariously on the shoulder of a 25 foot plaster cast copy of Hercules. This is part of the “Gazing Ball” series which […]

2 June 2014

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Whitney Museum Prepares For Massive Jeff Koons Retrospective Exhibition

Love it or loathe it, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is preparing for the most comprehensive exhibition of the work of Jeff Koons ever mounted. 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 […]

6 January 2014

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Jeff Koons Contrives First US Retrospective At The Whitney

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between art and mass culture and challenged the limits of industrial fabrication. He has also transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity […]

22 November 2010

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Whitney Biennial Choses Curators

The seventy-sixth Whitney Biennial in 2012 will be co-curated by Independent curator Jay Sanders and the Whitney’s Elisabeth Sussman. The series of annual and biennial exhibitions was inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and has continued to be a fixture of important international art events for the last 80 years. The signature survey of […]