How Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris

White, Luke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7080-7243 (2018) How Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris. [Digital artefact]

Abstract

This short "Comment" article for Apollo Magazine's website looks at the angry response of French intellectuals to the proposal to place Jeff Koons's monumental sculpture Bouquet of Tulips outside the Museum of Modern art and the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, as a memorial for the terrorist attacks in Paris. It reads the sculpture in the light of Koons's career trajectory from New York's edgy alternative art scene of the 1980s to his place as an establishment figure in the present, and analyses the politics of the proposed placing of the sculpture in this light.

The full text is publicly available on Apollo's website: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/how-jeff-koons-sold-out-and-why-his-jumbo-tulips-dont-belong-in-paris/

Item Type: Digital artefact
Keywords (uncontrolled): public sculpture, memorials, Jeff Koons, art and commodification, politics of contemporary art
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Visual Culture and Curating cluster
Item ID: 24768
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Depositing User: Luke White
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 16:55
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24768

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