The Best Museum and Gallery Exhibitions of 2014
Jeff Koons: A RetrospectiveThe Whitney Museum of American Art’s midcareer retrospective of Jeff Koons—the 21st-century art world’s version of a rock star—was a true landmark exhibition. It was the first time that nearly the entirety of the main building of the Whitney had been taken over by one artist’s work, and the retrospective was the last major show before the museum moves to its new space in downtown Manhattan next year. The museum even expanded its hours to accommodate the massive ...
An Artist, Wrapped In A Mystery, Inside Shiny Stainless Steel
"Woman in a Tub" by Jeff Koons made of porcelain. Despite being a "soft spoken gentleman" Koons' artworks scream sex, penetration and luxury fetishes, combining the allure of a lingerie-clad lady or an erect penis, with the bubblegum colors of cartoonish puppies and bunnies, wrapped up in varying levels of machismo and insecurity.