Jeff Koons: Shiny, Bubbly and Boring
Being the student of the contemporary art scene and learning what the rich and famous buy and sell these days, it’s difficult not to notice the relatively short span of time that these collectors enjoy the expensive art toys they acquire before getting bored with them and putting these toys back on the market. For today’s ambitious collectors, to own one of the shiny, bubbly and very expensive sculptures by Jeff Koons is simply a must. The amazing amount of craftsmanship that goes into their production, and the obsessive perfectionism exuding — like a heavy perfume — from these sculptures, make them simply irresistible for big money collectors…
Re-posted with permission.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Edward Goldman is the art critic for Los Angeles NPR-affiliate KCRW-FM/89.9-FM, where his ArtTalk airs every Tuesday at 6:44 pm Pacific Time. Formerly employed by the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Goldman is a sought-after consultant and frequent public speaker. He teaches an ongoing seminar on art collecting, which he calls his “art gypsy caravan.”