Jeff Koons on the Roof

By grace.g.yang ยท May 1, 2008
Under: Things to do in NYC,UES

Last night, Chris and I were lucky enough to go to the Met to attend a social gathering with Bloomberg and Jeff Koons. If you recognize the name but you’re not sure from where, maybe it’s because you saw his name and artwork on Google; his chrome tulips were on the homepage:

Google launched iGoogle Artist Themes yesterday and had his tulips on display (his tulips weren’t on display at the Met rooftop because they’re too large for the space). Google is also showing some of the artwork from their 70 collaborators this weekend in the meatpacking district – you can find more info here. (I’m not sure if anything by Jeff Koons will be there…but I’m going to check it out anyway!).

The Bloomberg/Met event was fun and we were able to see Koons’ work and listen to him explain his amazing stainless steel sculptures that are currently being shown in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Here are the three sculptures on display:

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Who doesn’t love a balloon dog?!:

The detailed creases made me want to touch it to make sure it wasn’t an actual balloon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sacred Heart:

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Coloring book:

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Coloring book is supposed to be a sloppily colored-in illustration of Piglet – cute, right?

The exhibit runs through October 26th and is worth checking out – if you don’t want to see the art, at least check out the amazing view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline!

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