Koons designed Art car buried in the dirt

Kathy Aoki, Buried BMW Art Car (detail), intaglio with watercolor, 2022. A depiction of a Koons-designed BMW art car, buried in the dirt…


Koons Ruins

Solo exhibition opens at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)

July 8 – November 27, 2022

Koons Ruins is a satirical, mock museum exhibition that pokes fun at the patriarchal art world and its wonky value systems.  Imagine an art collector who buys Jeff Koons sculptures, sequesters them on her estate, and subjects them to accelerated degradation. When she passes away, her estate is open to the public as “Koons Ruins.”

All artworks in the show, oil paintings, prints, and a peephole diorama (!), were created by Kathy Aoki.

Want to meet me at NUMU? Contact me through IG or kaoki (the “at” symbol) kaoki.com to meet me in person at the museum.

Open Thursday – Sunday.
Visit  NUMU website for hours and admission. Free for members.

September 1, 2022
Join me for the Content Magazine pick-up party at NUMU. In addition to the museum exhibitions, there will be artist booths, music, etc. It will be intense!

September 15, 2022: Artist talk – behind the scenes of Koons Ruins conceptual exhibition. Via Zoom through NUMU. Sign up information coming soon.