Soon I am leaving to Bilbao for a short holidays and of course I am not going to miss Guggenheim museum, is a museum of contemporary art designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry, and located in Bilbao (Basque Country), Spain. It is one of the museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. And one of the best too.
I am really happy to be able to check by myself two of my favorite artists in the largest exhibition ever in Europe. In concrete I am speaking about Basquiat and Koons, but we talked before about Basquiat, you can check the post (if you miss it, here: http://onlydopefashion.com/month-icon-jean-michel-basquiat )
Koons exhibition is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. And you can visit it until 27th of September.
About the Exhibition:
Jeff Koons has developed a unique, unmistakable and innovative work, which makes him one of the great figures of the art of our time. Devoid inaccessibility halo surrounding other contemporary art, his work easily recognizable, is appealing to the public and drink countless sources for the history of art as Surrealism, Pop Art and Dada. Koons has a unique style, allowing his work to live together in harmony in principle antagonistic concepts. Jeff Koons’s work is a restatement of the artist’s personality. Similarly, his paintings and sculptures invite us to strengthen our individuality and break with taboos and conventions that pigeonhole us and limit our role in society. Koons uses art as a lever, as an engine for social change.
The false appearance of luxury of some of his works, getting ennobled by using industrial materials, and reference to known archetypes they make the viewer feel comfortable with their own cultural history
Jeff Koons: Rendering of Pluto and Proserpina.
Jeff Koons: Michael Jackson and Bubbles.
Jeff Koons: Tulips at Gugghenheim.
Jeff Koons: Puppy at Gugghenheim.