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Looking at Jeff Koons



With a nod toward Marc Dennis’ paintings and Laurence Aëgerter’s photographs of people looking at art, we corralled some of our artworld pals (both old and new) to take a gander at Jeff Koons paintings and sculpture on view in his spectacular retrospective at the Whitney Museum of America Art—and we even got Jeff and Marc to join in the fun.

Artist Jeff Koons looking at Play-Doh, 1994-2014

Writer and publicist Sarah Lehat looking at Cake, 1995-97

Photographer Todd Eberle looking at Antiquity 3, 2009-11

Writer and publicist Kat Herriman looking at Buster Keaton, 1988

Curator Tim Goossens looking at Ilona's Asshole, 1991

Artists Vidhya Kamdar and Brad Kahlhamer looking at Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua), 1994-2001

Curator and jewelry designer Renee Riccardo looking at Hanging Heart (Violet/Gold), 1994-2006

Writer Nate Freeman looking at Ushering in Banality, 1988

Curator and writer Lara Pandurovic looking atAntiquity (Farnese Bull), 2009-12

MoMA associate curator Thomas Lax looking at Bear and Policeman, 1988

Artist Kalup Linzy looking at Bagel, 2002

Y Gallery owner Cecilia Jurado looking at String of Puppies, 1988

Jeff Koons Studio manager Gary McCraw looking at Boy with Pony, 1995-2008

Brooklyn Museum assistant curator Rujeko Hockley looking at Michael Jackson and Bubbles. 1988

Artist Marc Dennis looking at Elvis, 2003





Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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