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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."

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-jeff-koonss-rabbit-sell-70-million

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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)

oddball

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.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/centra
l-sydney/art-gallery-of-nsw-presents-john-olsen-retrospective/news-story/525fa60bf7ad051c7be404a02f7c214f

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]

https://www.biffonline.co.uk/critics2.html

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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