10 August 2022

Qatar Transforms Into An Outdoor Art Gallery Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

Qatar, a country that is no stranger to important contemporary public art, with works by Richard Serra and Damien Hirst, will be Transformed into an Outdoor Art Museum

11 March 2022


Russian Raphael Painting Withdrawn From London Show – Jeff Koons Loses Another Court Battle – Metropolitan Museum To Deaccess $30m Picasso Bronze

One of the centrepieces of the National Galleries’ long-awaited Raphael exhibition has been withdrawn due to the escalating war in Ukraine. Raphael’s The Holy Family, part of Russia’s State Hermitage Museum collection, in St Petersburg will not be exhibited. This is a direct result of the situation that has arisen due to Russia’s invasion of […]

12 July 2021

Jeff Koons Announces New Exhibition In Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi  

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will host a major exhibition by Jeff Koons opening on 2 October 2021.

27 April 2021


Jeff Koons Quits Gagosian and Zwirner For Exclusive Pace Gallery Representation

Jeff Koons has left his long term galleries Gagosian and David Zwirner to be exclusively represented by Pace.

24 March 2021


KAWS: Reinventing Appropriation Brooklyn Museum – Raphy Sarkissian

Upon entering the Brooklyn Museum to view “Kaws: What Party”, the visitor is confronted by a colossal and strikingly iconic sculpture

25 February 2021


Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

30 October 2020


Jeff Koons – Philip Guston 2022 – Manifesta Cancelled – Artlyst News In Brief

Welcome to Artlyst’s brand new ‘news feature’. We hope this rolling brief will keep you informed and up to date with all of the daily breaking art news.

27 June 2020


Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics – Revd Jonathan Evens

Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at Page Galleries in Wellington, the pairing of Kudditji Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, and Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki.

16 May 2019


Jeff Koons $91m Rabbit Sets World Auction Record for Living Artist

Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the withdrawal of two key works of art.

9 November 2018


Jeff Koons Loses Second French Plagiarism Case

The American artist Jeff Koons has been found guilty of copying an idea from an advertisement used by the French clothing chain Naf Naf.

26 October 2018


Jeff Koons Ashmolean Exhibition Announced For February 2019

Jeff Koons (b. 1955) will have a major exhibition to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in spring 2019.

8 October 2018

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg Blue Loses Its Lustre At Christie’s

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg (Blue) a large two-part stainless steel sculpture from the Celebration Series, which began with Balloon Dog in 1994, is the first of five versions, each one rendered in a vivid colour.

27 September 2018

Jeff Koons Sued For Appropriated Naf Naf Image Fait d’Hiver

Franck Davidovici, the creative director of the clothing brand Naf Naf who is embroiled in a long-running dispute with the artist Jeff Koons has had his day in a Paris court.

24 May 2018

Blue Chip Bling Art Features In New Las Vegas Gambling Palace

High value bluechip contemporary art displayed at alternative venues is usually something that excites us here at Artlyst; however,

1 May 2018

Gagosian Sued Over Jeff Koons Balloon Venus Production Delay

The film producer Joel Silver is suing the Gagosian gallery over the failure to deliver a balloon Venus sculpture.

5 October 2017


Artlyst Chooses Ten Of The Best From Frieze London 2017

Frieze is here again, and we’ve been crossing the days off since summer! Not only is this the buzziest week of the London autumn art calendar but it’s a great time to discover new artists, watch performances by young talent and films by some of the most exciting experimental filmmakers in the world

10 March 2017

Jeff Koons And Pompidou Center Lose Plagiarism Lawsuit In France

Jeff Koons and the Pompidou Center have been found guilty of plagiarism in a legal dispute over the artist’s work Naked (1988) The work of art was part of Koons’s Banality series

26 December 2016


Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here is the Artlyst top ten most controversial works of Appropriation Art, and some of the court cases that followed.

19 August 2016


Jeff Koons Named As Artist At Center Of David Zwirner Lawsuit

Jeff Koons has turned out to be the “world-renowned artist” at the centre of a highly publicised lawsuit between the London/New York Contemporary Art dealer David Zwirner  and the Old Master dealer Fabrizio Moretti, who owns galleries in Florence, London, and New York. The multimillion-dollar suit revolves around the 2013 sculpture entitled Gazing Ball (Centaur and Lapith Maiden). The original filing claimed $2 million in damages, which […]

23 June 2016


Exaggerated Narratives and Performativity Feature In Luxembourg Dayan’s New Summer Show

“The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved – as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem – must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.” – Stanley Tucci  A new exhibition in two acts, ‘MELODRAMA’ is taking place between Luxembourg & Dayan’s London and […]

20 May 2016


Jeff Koons: Showing The Love For Irony And Pseudo Philosophical Claptrap

The loads of people who know me as a boring old traditionalist (Turner Prize?! Yah boo hiss!) are always surprised when I say I actually love Jeff Koons. I really do, and enjoyed his new show, cleverly titled Now! at Damien Hirst’s gorgeously lovely wonderful awesome Newport Street Gallery. The reason being is that he […]

20 May 2016

Jeff Koons – The Art Of Not Quite Now By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Jeff Koons exhibition, entitled with the single word ‘NOW’, is the latest exhibition to be presented in Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, a series of beautiful spaces designed by architects Caruso St John. There is, in fact no nicer space for showing contemporary art now available in London. It knocks spots off (no pun intended) […]

18 May 2016


Jeff Koons Now Exhibition Opens At Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Newport Street Gallery has unveiled ‘Now’, a solo exhibition of work by US artist Jeff Koons (b.1955), which opens to the public today, Wednesday 18th May 2016. To mark the opening of the exhibition, Newport Street Gallery will launch its new ‘Summer Lates’ opening hours, which will see the gallery remaining open until 10pm every Saturday […]

15 December 2015


Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?

The American artist Jeff Koons is facing yet another lawsuit over plagiarism. Koons, who is one of the worlds most successful artists, with work selling for tens of millions, is no stranger to court battles. This time photographer, Mitchel Gray has stated in his complaint, filed in a Manhattan federal court, that Koons reproduced his photo, […]

8 December 2015


The Broad: Los Angeles’ Electrifying Private Contemporary Art Museum

Los Angeles’ latest museum of Contemporary art, The Broad, is already a victim of its own success with limited access due to overbooking and queues stretching for an hour, to see some of the attractions, like the Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. Photo: Jeff Koons room Broad Museum   Founded by […]

8 December 2015


Jeff Koons Appropriates Great Masters While We Straighten Our Ties

A brand new series of paintings by the Post Pop artist Jeff Koons entitled Gazing Ball is currently on show in New York. In this series, Koons has appropriated images from artists of the past, such as Titian, El Greco, Courbet, and Manet, among others. The works deal with the power of artistic gesture. Each work has […]

6 October 2015


Jeff Koons: Anti-Consumerist Art Or Its Own Subject Matter?

In an interview with Austrian daily Der Standard, the most expensive living American artist spoke about his relationship to the art market. Jeff Koons did so after unveiling of his Balloon Venus (Orange) (2008-12) statue at the city’s Natural History museum. In a twist – that could be seen as quite an interesting turn in […]

10 July 2015


Why Some Artists Die Poor And Others Die Rich Like Damien Hirst

OK, so admittedly Damien Hirst is still very much with us… But what can you say about an artist’s life’s work when they have died penniless and relatively unknown? The best way to answer is to reverse the question: why does it matter a damn that a collective of individuals have over a certain period encountered an […]

1 May 2015


Art Forgery: Overinflated Prices And The Buffoonery Of Collectors

Given the range of names appearing in Artlyst’s forged artist’s countdown, you would be forgiven for thinking that the measure of an artist who has finally ‘made it’ is one who has been copied and copied by stealth and deceit for monetary gain. The driving influence behind why forgeries are made exists outside the sphere […]

2 April 2015


Jeff Koons And The Ten Million Pound Easter Egg

Religious or not, we are all familiar with the spirit of giving, new life and general goodwill associated with decorating and eating eggs at Easter. The practice in any case dates back to ancient times, Christianity only taking it up with later examples found from Mesopotamia; even later it was further established as a religious […]

11 February 2015


Jeff Koons’ Louvre Exhibition Has Been Axed

Jeff Koons’ recent time in Paris has certainly had its ups and downs. This January, the artist was due to show a selection of large-scale sculptures

29 January 2015

Ed Paschke: Visionary From Chicago – The Original Pop Art Provocateur

The Ashmolean Museum presents Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004. The exhibition is the third in the museum’s series of shows of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA), with an additional four works that have been lent by the artist Jeff Koons. The exhibition is also the third […]