Jeff Koons

In a time where profitable artists are deceased, Jeff Koons breaks barriers. His contemporary art is full of electric colors and millenist energy. Though much of his art is child-friendly, Koons is well-known for a controversial collection. “Made In Heaven” depicted Koons having sex with Cicciolina an Italian porn-star/politician, whom he hired as a model. His art lead to a peculiar love-story as, Ilona “Cicciolina” Staller became his (first) wife following.

Always evolving, Koons produces work within series. His art opened eyes to issues of the time, as well as, personal life experiences. The current Koons exhibit at NYC’s Whitney Museum of Moderm Art welcomes onlookers to walk from his  70’s work to present time. Arguably his most note-worthy piece is titled “Balloon Dog” which sold in 2013 for 58.4 Million. “Balloon Dog” is the most expensive piece by a living artist sold at auction. 

The snap-chat generation became familiar with Koons when he created complimentary art for  Lady GaGa’s “Artpop” album. This enabled his art to be in the forefront of prominent music, as Lady Gaga previously was the first woman to receive the RIAA’s Digital Diamond Award. The collision of these two world’s became a culture highlight. His exhibit at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art evokes a whirlwind of emotions. Whether you are the imaginative visionary or the confident rebel, you will be appeased.

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About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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