Jeff Koons: A Retrospective
Boasting Europe’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art, with over 60,000 works and a rotating lineup of star-studded visiting exhibitions, Paris’ iconic Centre Pompidou attracts over six million visitors a year. Among those currently on display – and causing quite the stir – is Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, which is fast becoming the museum’s best attended showcase of all time with over 112,000 attendees flocking in during the first 17 days alone. This may come as a surprise to some, seeing as Koons is best known for his recreation of banal objects, but consider this: he is the most successful American artist since Andy Warhol, no less.
Curated by Musée National d’Art Moderne’s Bernard Blistène, the 100+ piece exhibition includes some of Koons’ most iconic works from throughout his 35-year career. Not to be passed by are the likes of the Equilibrium series, a string of aquariums with various everyday items suspended in a frozen state; his stainless steel balloon animals, such as Balloon Dog (Magenta); and the rather creepy gold and white sculpture entitled Michael Jackson and Bubbles… which is exactly that. As it’s on track to becoming the museum’s most popular event ever, it’s best to arrive early, or prepare to queue, Pru!
Until 27 Apr, 2015.
Centre Pompidou / 111 rue Saint-Martin, 4th / +33 1 44 78 12 33 / centrepompidou.fr