Koons Ruins: Diorama, Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, Digital (2011 – present)

Jeff Koons is known for being an exorbitantly paid artist who delivers kitschy, self-serving work that many arts professionals revile. But does his art deserve to be destroyed? According to my tongue-in-cheek project, the answer is definitely “Yes!”

This fictional narrative series depicts Jeff Koons’ work buried and subjected to accelerated degradation on the estate of a female art collector whose abhorrence of his kitschy pop art leads her to take destructive action. The work premiered with a solo show, entitled Koons Ruins at the James Estate, presented at the New Museum Los Gatos in summer/fall 2022. Designed as an ersatz visitors center, this conceptual installation featured prints, paintings, small sculpture, and a peephole diorama. An enhanced installation was on display at b sakata garo gallery in Sacramento in summer 2023. Click here for a 3-d walkthough of that exhibition.

Visit my current installation of Koons Ruins:

At West Valley College‘s new art gallery in Saratoga, California. Now through April 4, 2024. Reception at the gallery on February 29, 5-7pm.

Hours are Tues/Thurs 2-5pm, Wed/Fri 10am -2pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

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