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. A recent solo show, entitled Koons Ruins at the James Estate, was presented at the New Museum Los Gatos in 2022. Designed as an ersatz visitors center, this conceptual intallation featured prints, paintings, small sculpture, and a peephole diorama.

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