Friday, February 02, 2018

Non, Merci! Pas de Koons!

In the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, kitsch artist Jeff Koons has offered the City of light one of his creations for free. A huge hand, holding a huge bouquet of tulips, to be installed in a small plaza between Paris’s municipal Museum of Modern Art and the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum. "Free" is a relative term though - it turns out Koons is only giving his idea for free, and the bill for construction and installation of the 36 t sculpture (4 million dollars) would go to Paris. As a reaction, a group of 24 French artists, museum workers, politicians, and others have published an open letter in Libération, rejecting this "gift" completely. Full story in the link.

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