CONTEMPORARY ART : IN THE COMPANY OF JEFF KOONS ?
Because Beaubourg is to architecture what Jeff Koons is to culture, everyone is hurrying down to the Pompidou Centre’s retrospective exhibition, open until 27th April.
Jeff Koons is globally known, Jeff Koons is cool, Jeff Koons is art. There are so many reasons to give in to his retrospective exhibition, to discover the work of an artist who doesn’t hesitate to tread in all waters. From sculpture to silkscreen, from Balloon Dogs to Popeye, Jeff Koons strolls between contemporary art and pop culture, working just as comfortably with wood as he does with metal.
Why should you go?
– Because with all the hype surrounding this show, you’ll be able to say “I was there”, and even take a selfie in front of his legendary works to prove it.
– If one day you too want to become an artist respected amongst your peers, then you’ll be in need of inspiration that you’ll find by visiting exhibitions. Don’t give up, Jeff Koons was a Wall Street broker before he launched, so all is not lost.
– It might rain in Paris (hardly ever, but you never know). But instead of waiting outside in the rain, hurry up and find some shelter.
– Because once you have discovered BHV MARAIS, once you have had coffee at the Cour Bleue and maybe done a little shopping, then you’re only one metro stop away from the Pompidou Centre.
– Because Jeff Koons is the new Marcel Duchamps. Because Marcel Duchamps was French. So Jeff Koons is (a little) part of French heritage.