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August 2, 2013 | By David Ng
Next year's highly anticipated retrospective of artist Jeff Koons won't be debuting in Los Angeles as previously expected, according to a recent report. Bloomberg has reported that the show, which will be Koons' first major retrospective in years, will instead premiere in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art before traveling to Paris at the Centre Pompidou. GRAPHIC: MOCA's ups and downs with Jeffrey Deitch Koons had been expected to unveil the exhibition in January at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. But a Whitney spokesman told Bloomberg in a report published Friday that MOCA has bowed out of the show and that it will premiere in New York in June.
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February 25, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Art talks typically don't draw stadium concert-like crowds. On Monday night, however, almost 2,000 people crowded into downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre to hear filmmaker-actor-artist John Waters interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The event was part of the Broad museum's “Un-Private Collection” lecture series, which pairs artists from the Broad's collection with pop cultural figures. The Pope of Trash in conversation with the King of Kitsch is undoubtedly a hot ticket.
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February 24, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"? John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. "The Un-Private Collection," the art-focused lecture series organized by the Broad museum under construction in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday will stage its largest event to date: a conversation between Waters and Koons, who will discuss his work in the Broad collection.
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February 24, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"? John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. "The Un-Private Collection," the art-focused lecture series organized by the Broad museum under construction in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday will stage its largest event to date: a conversation between Waters and Koons, who will discuss his work in the Broad collection.
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February 25, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Art talks typically don't draw stadium concert-like crowds. On Monday night, however, almost 2,000 people crowded into downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre to hear filmmaker-actor-artist John Waters interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The event was part of the Broad museum's “Un-Private Collection” lecture series, which pairs artists from the Broad's collection with pop cultural figures. The Pope of Trash in conversation with the King of Kitsch is undoubtedly a hot ticket.
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October 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons. The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus. " Between her splayed legs rests a metallic, blue ball, a nod to Koons' stainless-steel balloon animals. "I'm nervous&excited to share something that's such a piece of my heart," Gaga tweeted before releasing the album art. "Something I cherish deeply.
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February 21, 2010 | By Andrew Ervin
Hulk Elvis Jeff Koons Rizzoli/Gagosian Gallery: 140 pp., $80 "Hulk Elvis" catalogs an exhibition of that name by American artist Jeff Koons that ran at the Gagosian Gallery in London in the summer of 2007. It's quite a production -- this is a lavish, handsome book with shiny silver endpapers and pages as thick as baseball cards. The paintings reproduced here are collages made up of images that were scanned and photoshopped into distinct layers, then artfully arranged for your viewing pleasure.
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August 5, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeff Koons' big museum retrospective could be coming to Los Angeles after all, just not as soon as originally planned. The Museum of Contemporary Art said that the upcoming Koons exhibition has not been canceled, and is expected to arrive in L.A. in 2015.   A spokeswoman for MOCA confirmed the details via e-mail, saying that the museum still is planning to present the show despite a Friday report from Bloomberg that said the exhibition would skip MOCA. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The Koons show will debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in June, according to a spokesman for the New York museum.
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November 1, 2013 | By David Ng
The big Jeff Koons retrospective that originally had been slated to debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in January isn't expected to arrive in town until 2015, but fans of the contemporary artist have an opportunity to sate their Koons craving sooner rather later. Koons is set to participate in a public talk Feb. 24 with filmmaker John Waters at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The talk will be part of the Broad's The Un-Private Collection series in association with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles's ALOUD series.  PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Eli Broad has a number of Koons' works in his private collection, some of which will be on display in the inaugural exhibition of The Broad museum, which is expected to open to the public in late 2014.
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December 14, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
The catalogue to the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition contains no biography of the artist. None at all. This is exceedingly odd, because museum retrospective catalogues always include a biography, even if it's just an abbreviated list of where and when the artist was born and went to school, and where he now lives and works. But, not the Jeff Koons catalogue, published in conjunction with the show lately opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and organized by curator John Caldwell.
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November 11, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
The offer comes early and, of course, in the form of a provocation. “Do you want to see me naked, lover?” Lady Gaga asks in “Aura,” the first song on her new album, “Artpop.” “Do you want to see the girl who lives behind the aura?” For sure! Wait, no -- hold on. Do we want that?  PHOTOS: Daughters of rock stars More than any of her A-list peers, Lady Gaga makes a spectator sport of the entire pop-star experience, from her music to her pronouncements on social issues to her determination to wear the wackiest outfit possible every time she steps in front of the paparazzi.
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November 1, 2013 | By David Ng
The big Jeff Koons retrospective that originally had been slated to debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in January isn't expected to arrive in town until 2015, but fans of the contemporary artist have an opportunity to sate their Koons craving sooner rather later. Koons is set to participate in a public talk Feb. 24 with filmmaker John Waters at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The talk will be part of the Broad's The Un-Private Collection series in association with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles's ALOUD series.  PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Eli Broad has a number of Koons' works in his private collection, some of which will be on display in the inaugural exhibition of The Broad museum, which is expected to open to the public in late 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons. The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus. " Between her splayed legs rests a metallic, blue ball, a nod to Koons' stainless-steel balloon animals. "I'm nervous&excited to share something that's such a piece of my heart," Gaga tweeted before releasing the album art. "Something I cherish deeply.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeff Koons' big museum retrospective could be coming to Los Angeles after all, just not as soon as originally planned. The Museum of Contemporary Art said that the upcoming Koons exhibition has not been canceled, and is expected to arrive in L.A. in 2015.   A spokeswoman for MOCA confirmed the details via e-mail, saying that the museum still is planning to present the show despite a Friday report from Bloomberg that said the exhibition would skip MOCA. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The Koons show will debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in June, according to a spokesman for the New York museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By David Ng
Next year's highly anticipated retrospective of artist Jeff Koons won't be debuting in Los Angeles as previously expected, according to a recent report. Bloomberg has reported that the show, which will be Koons' first major retrospective in years, will instead premiere in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art before traveling to Paris at the Centre Pompidou. GRAPHIC: MOCA's ups and downs with Jeffrey Deitch Koons had been expected to unveil the exhibition in January at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. But a Whitney spokesman told Bloomberg in a report published Friday that MOCA has bowed out of the show and that it will premiere in New York in June.
OPINION
February 16, 2013
Re "I yam what I yam - but is it art?," Opinion, Feb. 12 I agree with Crispin Sartwell's assessment that the "authorities at the upper end of the art world" can lead us into the "worst of all possible aesthetic worlds. " Like him, I am not a fan of Jeff Koons' art, except perhaps as an enormous joke at the expense of the all-too-precious art world. I regret, however, that Sartwell did not say outright that good art does exist and that it enlightens and elevates us personally and culturally.
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March 28, 2001 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
"I've always looked at my art and what I do in a very moral way," says Jeff Koons, smiling sweetly as he surveys big, splashy, collage-like paintings in his exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. That may be news to longtime observers of the New York artist, who is largely known for merging childish desires and adult passions in kitsch statuary.
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January 22, 1989 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Every so often an artist comes along who really seems to bug people and Jeff Koons is this year's model. A former publicist for the Museum of Modern Art who spent five years on Wall Street selling bonds and futures, the 34-year-old Koons is so adept at deal-making and manipulating the media that his artworks are so much icing on the cake of his career.
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November 30, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
For 50 years the U.S. State Department has been deploying visual art as part of the art of diplomacy, via a program called Art in Embassies. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts to five artists who have shown “an enduring commitment” to the effort: Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahazia Sikander, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems. It's the first time the award has been given - and its future will likely depend on whether Clinton's successors want to make it a tradition.
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February 21, 2010 | By Andrew Ervin
Hulk Elvis Jeff Koons Rizzoli/Gagosian Gallery: 140 pp., $80 "Hulk Elvis" catalogs an exhibition of that name by American artist Jeff Koons that ran at the Gagosian Gallery in London in the summer of 2007. It's quite a production -- this is a lavish, handsome book with shiny silver endpapers and pages as thick as baseball cards. The paintings reproduced here are collages made up of images that were scanned and photoshopped into distinct layers, then artfully arranged for your viewing pleasure.
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