Jeff Koons on the Roof at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008
We thought we’d draw your attention to the amazing Jeff Koons on the Roof exhibit now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Yes, it’s been up since April, alas it will be taken down next month, on October 26, 2008 and before then, this massive show (in sheer size, though it’s comprised of only three pieces) really deserves recognition.
In case you can’t make it to the Big Apple, Juxtapoz took a little trip over to check it all out and it’s safe to say Koons’ brilliantly colored large-scale stainless steel work communicates some of the most central and important themes in contemporary American art today.
“His work explores contemporary obsessions with sexuality and desire; race and gender; and celebrity, commerce, and the media. His choice of objects and images forcefully addresses the impact of class, power, materialism, and consumerism in contemporary life,” states exhibition material from The Met. We couldn’t agree more, which is why we can’t leave you with just one image of Jeff Koons on the Roof, so check out more below:
Balloon Dog (Yellow) 1994-2000 High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
Sacred Heart (Red/Gold) 1994-2007 High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
Coloring Book, 1997-2005 High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
More info at metmuseum.org