I was trying to paint a picture today, but seems the color i was using was just a pigment of my imagination...


He understands, and shows us, through his creations, that it is a natural part of life, a normal part of who we are, what we are, what we need, what we want. It is ok.



You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Jeff Koons - The weirdo

I just love Jeff Koons. He is such a weirdo. In the best possible meaning. He is the real modernist , one of the few real twenty first century artists I know, and as I am writing this I am looking at the words forming the sentence on the monitor and can't believe what I am saying. If you would have asked me five years ago I would have dismissed Koons as nothing but another anecdote.
The first thing that any good artist has to develop is a sense of independence from the artworld. What really destroys a young artist is insecurity, the fear that everything could be taken away at any moment "
Jeff Koons is what Damien Hirst could have been. If Hirst only had talent. And a human heart. I am kidding of course, even with a heart and talent a Hirst couldnt even look into a Koons's eyes without starting to cry in humility.
Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place. "
As I have already said before, until recently I was under the impression that koons was indeed just taking the piss, taking us for a ride, taking advantage. It did seem to be just kitschy nonsense. A tongue in a shiny metal cheek, and nothing more. Only looking at the body of work as one big art piece in progress, I understood the magnitude of what he had to say, and the courage in which he says it. One shiny bunny does not inflate the spring.
I'm making some of the greatest art being made now. It'll take the art world ten years to get around to it. "
And now would be the last time that I have to put the horrible Hirst in the same sentence with Koons, just to say the thing they both have in common is the fact they have workshops in which hoards of assistants run around executing the work, putting up sculptures, painting, gluing, cutting. But here ends the resemblance. Hirst is convinced he does it all by himself without actually giving any valuable input, while Koons is always there controlling, changing, dreaming, planning. He just doesn’t like to do the heavy lifting, and I can relate to that. Furthermore, he is straight forward about it.
I'm basically the idea person. I'm not physically involved in the production. I don't have the necessary abilities, so I go to the top people.

I believe that Koons is doing what he is declaring – a humanistic service. Bringing eight feet tall blue shinny aluminum balloon dogs to our lives is more of a contribution than most of what organized religion ever did to uplift our spirits.

I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger."
I often write that this or another artist is inspiring, because they are, otherwise I wouldn’t write about them, but Koons is different. He is indeed inspiring, but not to us artists. He is not inspiring to create, I don’t look at his work and have a strong urge to paint or make shinny sculptures. He is inspiring for all the spectators, for all the people who stop in front of his work on the way to the rest of their lives, and suddenly smile a little smile.
My work is a support system for people to feel good about themselves."
A shinny gigantic metal heart, a gigantic puppy made out of flowers, a pink panther, lips floating in the blue sky, he just makes you feel better. Like a small child, returning to that freedom to dream you once had, when you were still you, when you were pure, new, shinny, like that huge aluminum heart hanging from the ceiling reflecting everything. Everyone. Reflecting you, looking at yourself staring in awe at your reflection.
I think about my work every minute of the day."

And then there is the sexy part of Jeff Koons. With all due respect to fat lesbians who make 'gender art' and bore me to death, Koons treatment of the sexual, the sensual, the body, our mortal coil, our desires, our passion, is working so much better in creations like the famous pink panther sculpture, or the ciciolina series. 

He understands, and shows us, through his creations, that it is a natural part of life, a normal part of who we are, what we are, what we need, what we want. It is ok.
Again, a civil service.

All in all, we thank you, mr Koons, for your help and support.
You do indeed make a difference.

  Bmw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho-EqlODeUU
Jeff koons show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLwNL8vh0yU
Pink panther http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Fgt4fjTj0
Beyond heaven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7zVgq9lqmI
Versailles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_uzWfl2WW0