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Started by TinyMcSmallbrain on Apr 25, 2019 7:24:08 AM
The $70 Million Rabbit

"Why Jeff Koons’s “Rabbit” Could Sell for up to $70 Million "

"But perhaps the most important work in the show was a three-foot-high stainless steel bunny—a work that’s key to understanding not just Koons, but the transformative power of the art object in our modern world."

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 00:22:41 (#27 of 42)

You love it.

Macpaddy - 19 May 2019 01:10:33 (#28 of 42)

Did I say I didn't?

Moschops - 19 May 2019 07:09:50 (#29 of 42)

I prefer the balloon dog one.

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 11:04:52 (#30 of 42)

Bubbles is quite spectacular. Whoever made it did a decent job.

thisonehasalittlehat - 19 May 2019 11:13:04 (#31 of 42)

I saw an exhibition of Jeff koons porn photographs at the tate which was fine but rubbish. However, despite the person warning people at the entrance, several middle class families were taking their quite young children in. Which felt wrong.

CarlosFandango - 19 May 2019 11:14:26 (#32 of 42)

Agree. They should get rid of those interfering busybodies.

SinnerBoy - 12 Jun 2019 14:20:48 (#33 of 42)

$ 70 million Zimbabwe would be about a million times more than what it's worth.

And whichever idiot paid $ 90 million for it deserves to have been parted from their money.

brooklyn - 12 Jun 2019 16:34:44 (#34 of 42)

<<Koons is the kind of oddball that only the US could produce.>>

I met one from Winnipeg once.

CarlosFandango - 12 Jun 2019 16:53:57 (#35 of 42)

<<Koons is the kind of oddball that only the US could produce.>>

I find comments like this somewhat pathetic, to be frank.

The nature of oddballs is that they are not representative. It also implies that the person making the claim has been everywhere else and has ascertained that the conditions necessary to produce a Koons do not pertain. Which itself implies that those conditions and the process are understood in some detail.

It's wank, in other words.

brooklyn - 12 Jun 2019 17:18:58 (#36 of 42)

I appreciate that. let me note, however, that I don't really think the poster in question spoke at all with malice, and I tried to be a bit light in my response as well.

DonkeyOT - 11 May 2021 10:30:21 (#37 of 42)

Why does the fable of "The Emperor's New Clothes" spring to mind?

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 May 2021 10:40:23 (#38 of 42)

I went to see an exhibition of some of Koons' photographic work at the tate.

A couple were taking their ten year old daughter into the room.

The custodian warned them about the adult content. Which if you know the photographs I'm talking about you will understand.

They felt it was fine.

That's my Jeff Koons story.

Isolde2 - 11 May 2021 10:40:30 (#39 of 42)


I'd be pleased with that description.

"The Emperor's New Clothes"

Naked attraction for some? This is an Emperor without a stitch on afaic.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 May 2021 10:44:20 (#40 of 42)

I see now that I told this story just a few post, but almost two years, previously. Bloody threads back from the deads.

Isolde2 - 11 May 2021 10:46:40 (#41 of 42)

It's new to me

Remember Biff? [the Early Years]

DonkeyOT - 11 May 2021 14:19:00 (#42 of 42)

They're a bit like Pollock's.

Checks to ensure I'd typed a 'P'.

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