Jeff Koons museum-wide retrospective at the Whitney Museum is a must-see summer show. A retrospective that offers the wow factor at every turn, it is only fitting that Jeff Koons be the subject for the last show to take place in the Madison Avenue building before it relocates to its beautiful new space in the Meatpacking District.
Much of Koons’ sensationalist works, from balloon animals to giant playdough mounds, to the gold porcelain statue of Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee are on display. One of Koons’ enormous stainless-steel balloon dogs sold at auction last year for more that fifty-eight million dollars, setting a record for a living artist and cementing Koons position as the most expensive American artist today. You can get up close and personal with one of the balloon dogs, a room full of neon-lit vacuum cleaners or a blow-up balloon bunny, all of which will make you feel unusually cheerful at this incredible summer show.Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. Whitney Museum of American Art. 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York. 10021