Tag Archives: Jeff Koons

Dead Blogging ‘Calder and Abstraction’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. Alexander Calder’s abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one … Continue reading

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The War of Art in NYC’s Auction Houses

It’s auction season for the arterati, and yesterday’s New York Times was the Antietam of tony gavel houses in the Big Town. There was, for instance, this Christie’s ad in the A section:     Which sends us to this video presented by Loic … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Stupid! (Jeff Koons ‘Balloon’ Payment Edition)

Full-page ad from Friday’s New York Times: Seriously? Thirty-five million dollars for a tired, lame-to-begin-with koncept? That would make history alright. Historic idiocy.  

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Call It The Ga-GO-sian Gallery

The other day the hardlooking staff noted that Art Shark Damien Hirst had dumped his longtime partner Gagosian Gallery, which last year, as the New York Times Artsbeat blog reported, “gave Damien Hirst all 11 of its spaces around the world … Continue reading

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WSJ Left Hand, Meet WSJ Right Hand

Apparently, Wall Street Journal editors don’t read their own paper. Last week the Journal ran an op-ed piece about ripoff artist Richard Prince getting busted for appropriating other people’s work (specifically “[the] book ‘Yes, Rasta,’ by French photographer Patrick Cariou, … Continue reading

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