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

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White, L. 2018. How Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris.
Title of workHow Jeff Koons sold out – and why his jumbo tulips don’t belong in Paris
CreatorsWhite, L.
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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-...

Keywordspublic sculpture, memorials, Jeff Koons, art and commodification, politics of contemporary art
Research GroupVisual Culture and Curating cluster
LanguageEnglish
First publicly available date
Print14 Mar 2018
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Deposited06 Aug 2018
Accepted09 Mar 2018
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.apollo-magazine.com/how-jeff-koons-sold-out-and-why-his-jumbo-tulips-dont-belong-in-paris/
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