Paris Will Have to Make Do With Only One Jeff Koons Show

"Lack of funding" cancels Louvre exhibit

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Jeff Koons poses with one of his sculptures. (Getty Images)

One moment there’s two Jeff Koons shows, then suddenly there’s only one.

While the Centre Pompidou is getting big crowds and a lot of press (good and bad) for its Jeff Koons retrospective, the Louvre has scrapped its planned exhibit of the artist’s balloon animal sculptures, according to the Art Newspaper. A spokesman for the Centre Pompidou, which was sponsoring the dual exhibit, said that the Louvre portion was cancelled because of a “lack of funding.”

Some of Koons’ best-known sculptures, including Balloon RabbitBalloon Swan, and Balloon Monkey, were all supposed to be displayed in the Louvre’s 19th-century galleries. But now, only the Beaubourg Gallery at the Pompidou will be showcasing Koons’ work, along with a special Valentine’s Day social media promotion for the show called #LoveKoons.

The Beaubourg will just have to contend with double the Koons fans now. Paris Will Have to Make Do With Only One Jeff Koons Show