April 1, 2015

"April Fools has come and passed, / And we're the biggest fools at last."


This is how Jeff Koons explains his work of art, above:

This painting has a sexualized sense of nature. There's reference to nineteenth-century French painting, and Courbet, and to Louis Elishemius, a twentieth-century American who has absolutely influenced me over the last couple of years. There's also a reflective silver line drawing that's what I think would be Cy Twombley's take on Courbet's Origin of the World-- but a little more primal. The image itself comes from a close-up of a couple in the act of making love. It's a penetration. Laid on top of that, with the exact same cropping, is an image of a waterfall. So you have the greens and the nature colors and then in the center of the waterfall, you have white and the flesh of the couple. It makes reference to Marcel Duchamp's Etant Donnes. Sexuality is something that overtakes you. The gesture that you end up making in the world happens through instinct and all these desires for procreation. The most beautiful aesthetics, the greatest beauty, is the acceptance of nature and of how things function. When I say beauty, I mean just true reality and openness to everything.ILLUSTRATION ART: APRIL FOOL'S DAY

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 1, 2015 10:35 AM
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Posted by: ghostsniper at April 1, 2015 2:32 PM

It's no shiny dog, but it'll do.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at April 1, 2015 3:38 PM

I once had to leave a lecture hall for fear of jumping on stage and beating Jeff Koons into a senseless pulp. I literally felt my body standing up on its own, fists clenched and teeth grinding. My wife's cool voice of reason was the only thing that stopped the rage. I had to walk around outside until the anger subsided.

I am a professional artist and I have worked like a cottonfield Negro my entire life in order to make a middle-class living. Meanwhile this charlatan and fraud rakes in the bucks by the million and the adoration of the crowds as well.

Any world in which Koons is a rich and succesful artist is a world in which Justice cannot and does not exist.

Bring on the cleansing Asteroid. Komm, süßer Tod.

Posted by: B Lewis at April 1, 2015 9:07 PM

The guy's an asshole. He needs a good hard punch in the face.

I wonder what gestures he'd end up making with him spitting teeth like Chiclets.

Celebrate Assholes Get a Punch in the Face Day.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 1, 2015 10:32 PM

Those that believe in settled science undoubtedly believe in settled art.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at April 2, 2015 9:52 AM

You're all fools, now give me your money for my crap.

Posted by: Sam L. at April 2, 2015 2:03 PM