THE SUNDAY TRAIN TO GREENWICH left near the brunch hour and wound fast from Grand Central up out of the city, through the tree-dotted commuter towns, decrepit cities and expanses of green space. Just across the Connecticut border we stopped and at the taxi stand we spotted an editor from Interview magazine in red, bulb-shaped Read More
Iggy Pop, in all his full shirtless and sweaty glory, stood gripping the mic stand on stage at Dasha Zhukova’s Pop Magazine party at Don Hill’s last night. It was the most buzzed-about event of Fashion’s Night Out and chances are, if you were there, you were there for a reason.
Too bad Iggy Pop Read More
Art World News
The silver fox with the golden eye is showing off.
Powerhouse art dealer Larry Gagosian will, for the first time, put his personal contemporary art collection on public view. The cultural and tourism divisions of Abu Dhabi are expected to announce shortly that the gallerist’s own works, which include some 72 Andy Read More
Even outside the huge Basel Art Fair, there was a lot going on in the art world this week: A flurry of criticism for the Brooklyn Museum, Thomas Kinkade gets a DUI, and Jeff Koons’ art car breaks. With Damien Hirst looking to displace puppies and Sotheby’s selling off Polaroid’s collection, this was a week Read More
Jeff Koons unveiled his garish take on the BMW “Art Car” at a Centre Pompidou ceremony in Paris Wednesday evening. The car is decked out with psychedelic vinyl and will participate in the 24-hour Le Mans race later this month – something that hasn’t happened since Andy Warhol offered his interpretation of Read More
Lynn Hirschberg penned her final piece for The New York Times Magazine this weekend on M.I.A., and what a way to go out! Ryan McGinley shot the–pretty amazing–photos for the piece.
Suddenly Gerry Marzorati seems to be expanding that photo portfolio! Remember Jeff Koons and those bunnies Read More
Last week, the New Museum opened its new show, “Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” curated by mega-art-star Jeff Koons. This show has prompted a huge amount of controversy and suspicion, from The New York Times to The Village Voice, and all the blogs in between.
Some journalists feel safe sounding prudish, cautious Read More
Jeff Koons and the British curator Norman Rosenthal are working on a book together that the Wylie Agency is currently shopping to publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The book will be called The Confessions of Jeff Koons, and will take the form of an extended conversation between the two longtime friends.
The Wylie Read More
The National Arts Club was filled with balloon animals and art-world notables last night for the club’s Gold Medal of Honor awards presentation to artist Jeff Koons.
We asked about future plans for his work.
“I am always wanting to prove myself to myself,” he said, smiling. He wore a somewhat understated suit with a Read More
A few months back, I bumped into a colleague at the Met’s Courbet exhibition. After a polite disagreement about the merits of the 19th-century French painter—he’s a fan, I’m not—we extolled the Met’s stellar run of historical exhibitions mounted under the guidance of since-retired director Philippe de Montebello: Ingres, tapestries, Velázquez, the Greek and Roman Read More