All posts in Jeff Koons

The year in auctions: biggest sales, to whom and an attempt at why

2019 didn’t exactly go down as the most lucrative year for auctions, especially compared to more recent years when several $50 million lots could have been combined into a single evening sale, but as the year wraps up, reflecting on the auction market of the year reveals big wins, some records and interesting insights. As […]

Yayoi Kusama to be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yayoi Kusama has one of the most recognizable styles of any contemporary artist. Her works are thrilling, exciting, ask you to look at things differently, and make for an Instagrammer’s paradise. So, it’s no wonder why her works are the subject of blockbuster exhibitions around the globe. In November, though, she’ll exhibit on a different […]

Wynn Resorts to build massive complex highlights the arts

Wynn Resorts, the company founded by controversial art collector and casino mogul Steve Wynn, plans to double down on its commitment to gambling with a $2 billion expansion to its Macau resort and casino. What has been dubbed the Crystal Pavilion complex will not only be a haven for casino-goers but also a massive ode […]

Who is Robert Mnuchin, the man behind Koons’s Rabbit?

This month, Jeff Koons made headlines when his stainless steel sculpture Rabbit (1986) sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s, making it the most expensive work by a living artist to ever sell at auction. Rumours circulated around the identity of the buyer whose purchase unseated David Hockney as the world’s most expensive artist but it […]

Christy’s: bootleg blue-chip art for millions less

As auction watchers reacted over the sale of Jeff Koons’s Rabbit (1986) that marked its place in history as the most ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist, a bootleg version of the same work could barely stand up straight at a gallery show in Chelsea called “Christy’s”. Artist Eric Doeringer opened […]

Jeff Koons’ Controversial Tulips Find a Home in Paris

After major public outcry and a fierce battle with the city, Jeff Koons’ controversial Bouquet of Tulips will be housed in Paris. The giant bunch of tulips made of aluminium and stainless steel will be installed on the lawn of the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, near the Champs-Elysees, as per Paris culture minister, Christophe Girard’s announcement. […]

Jeff Koons Sued for Copying Old French Advert

American artist Jeff Koons is no stranger to controversy, let alone lawsuits. Adding to the long list of class action lawsuits against the famous American artist, The Art Newspaper reports that Koons is being accused of plagiarising an iconic French advertisement that ran in 1985 in one of his celebrated sculptures, Fait d’Hiver. Franck Davidovici, […]