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Almine Rech

Jeff Koons Works from the Pinault collection

May 19 — Oct 18, 2021 | MUCEM

The exhibition "Jeff Koons Mucem. Works from the Pinault Collection" is a collaborative effort between the renowned American artist and the Mucem. It showcases some of Koons's most celebrated works while exploring the connection between his art and popular objects, photographs, and documents from the Mucem's extensive collection, which is highly regarded in this field.

Jeff Koons, born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, USA, is widely recognized as one of the most influential living artists. His artistic inspiration stems from everyday life and objects found in contemporary American culture. By reinterpreting the concept of the Duchampian readymade, Koons challenges the traditional notion of what constitutes a work of art. His diverse range of subjects, constant references to art history and advertising, and use of various mediums and techniques have made his work an integral part of our collective imagination. Koons's art offers a fresh interpretation of our relationship with everyday life and the objects that surround us. While reflecting on his own time, the artist also displays a curious gaze towards artistic and cultural objects from the past. This passion for everyday items, combined with the Mucem's vast collection, sets the stage for an engaging cultural dialogue.

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