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 with new Koons Ruins work is currently on display at b sakata garo gallery in Sacramento through Sept 2, 2023.
I will give a humorous performance lecture on Koons Ruins in the gallery on August 26, 2023 from 5-5:30pm.


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