Visitors walk by works by American artist Jeff Koons at the media preview of the exhibition "Jeff Koons. Celebration" at the Neue Nationalgalerie on October 29, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe) MIchael Jackson and Bubbles
When I hear that Jeff Koons has a new exhibition open, all I can think is "What now?" The man has made some bizarre art in the past, such as Michael Jackson and Bubbles
, a life-size gold-plated statue of the singer cuddling his pet chimpanzee which sold for $5.6 million at Sotheby's. Since then, his pieces have sold for more than $25 million. Pretty amazing, considering the untraditional subjects and materials he uses.
So here's a preview of what he is bringing to the table in Berlin. I can't say I am surprised, per se, but just a little confused about where buyers will place pieces like these in their homes. Not above the mantel, I presume.
The other artist exhibiting his collection with Koons is Paul Klee, who creates some slightly more typical artwork (i.e. paintings). There is a very cubist/surrealist element to most of his work, such as in these pieces below.
But maybe he's been spending too much time with Koons this time around...
These are evidently called "marionettes" - NOT voodoo dolls.
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