The Centre Pompidou pays tribute to contemporary American artist Jeff Koons, looking back on three decades of international acclaim.
The retrospective examines his flourescent career and cult-like personality, celebrating his work which incorporates kitsch imagery using painting, sculpture, and other forms, often in large scale.
The artist gained recognition in the 1980s and afterwards set up a factory-like studio in a SoHo loft in New York, where he enrolled over 30 assistants, each assigned to a different aspect of producing his work, in a similar mode to Andy Warhol's Factory.
On display are his early assemblages synthesising the Pop and Minimalist art movements, his plaster moulds embellished with decorations for parks and gardens, and his glistening and colourful giant sculptures from his famous Celebration series — not to mention a particularly gaudy white and gold statue of pop star Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee Bubbles.
11.00-21.00. Tues closed.