The Jeff Koons Show - Trailer
The Creation of Meaning: Trailers • 2m 54s
Alison Chernick • U.S. • 2004 • A comprehensive view of Jeff Koons’ shock-and-dazzle career.
Jeff Koons considers himself to be the greatest living artist. A former stockbroker, his work explores the nature of art as commodity, the same way Warhol’s oeuvre explored celebrity as cultural capital. Metallic balloon animals sell at auction for record prices—Koons insists there is no hidden meaning to his sculptures. Branding and self-merchandising are the currency of our age.
Featuring interviews with gallerists, curators, and prominent artists including Chuck Close and Julian Schnabel—and, naturally, Koons himself—Alison Chernick’s documentary delves into the phenomenon that is Jeff Koons. The Jeff Koons Show screened at the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, The San Francisco MoMA and the Walker.
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