The Whitney Museum is setting up it's last show before it makes a move to its new location in the Meat Packing District. The Museum will present a Jeff Koons retrospective that will fill all of its Madison Avenue location. Curator Scott Rothkopf said, "This will be the first time a single artist has ever taken over almost the entire museum, but we wanted to choose an iconic American artist as a farewell to the Breuer building.”
The Whitney takes special pleasure in organizing this Koons show as other museums have tried to in the past and failed. A Koons show is costly due to his large scale sculptures and paintings that require special fabrications and can cause technical difficulties due to size. This show, “Celebration,” is a group of large-scale sculptures and paintings. "Because of their size and the materials — stainless steel and plastics that are hard to manufacture — they require special use of foundries, a cost that has nearly bankrupted some dealers who tried to produce the pieces." (New York Times).
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