From the Archive: Jeff Koons Artist Talk

Presented on January 7, 1993, in conjunction with a retrospective at SFMOMA, this artist talk by Jeff Koons has been unearthed from the archives on the occasion of his current retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the past three decades, Koons has built a reputation as one of our most successful living artists. Here he discusses the trajectory of his controversial but undeniably high-profile career; from the visually enhanced vacuum cleaners of The New (1980) to the notoriously graphic photographs and sculptures of the Made in Heaven exhibition, his works represent collisions between art and commerce, purity and eroticism, and high culture and kitsch. The talk is introduced by John Caldwell, former curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA, and concludes with a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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