JEFF KOONS OPENS THIRD SHOW IN THREE DAYS IN NYC AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY
Hot on the heels of his opening of massive new balloon art sculptures at Frieze Art Fair and the debut of his new show of “Blue Balls” sculptures at David Zwirner Gallery, art superstar Jeff Koons mounted his third NYC opening in as many days last nite at Gagosian Gallery with the debut of his new show of paintings and sculpture. Currently declared to be the “most successful American artist since Warhol” by the new issue of New York magazine, Koons is positively blitzing the art world (aka: New York) this week with a flood of mega-priced works in what seems to be an effort to literally be as omnipotent as he seems to be. Unlike the Zwirner “blue balls” show which put a new visual thought line from the artist on display for the first time, there are no new revelations to be had in the Gagosian show which showcases more Hulk sculptures from his recent series and a line of new paintings that, aside from subject matter (which this time prominently features Bettie Page), look exactly like the last three series Jeff’s cranked out. Don’t get us wrong, it’s all gorgeous and incredibly fun Pop Art eye candy, but as “successful” as Koons is, maybe it’s time to start demanding more from our reigning dieties of art and commerce?
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