• 08:27:12 pm on October 24, 2007 | 1
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    One of the best known, and in my own words notorious artist of our time – Mr. Jeff Koons. Most of his success was created by pop culture – the man who sold the life-sized ceramic sculpture of Michael Jackson and Bubbles to Sotheby’s for a whopping $5.6 Million US dollars.

    Koons uses this sculpture to criticize the idea of consumerism, the pop culture and idols.  He took what we as a society regards as an idol, and transformed it into a saint-like sculpture that one would see in a church.  He is deliberately criticizing the society and how it worships idols to a horrible extent.  The sculpture is made up of ceramics, but the size is almost horrendous and scary-looking in real life. Click  here to read more about this sculpture: http://www.sfmoma.org/msoma/artworks/88.html


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  • Judith Coyle 3:29 pm on October 23, 2008 | # | Reply

    I am currently researching this sculpture – or object – as Koons calls it for my blog: Am I Scary for You – Minstresly, Metamorphosis, and Michael Jackson. Do check it out if you have the urge.


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