Artist Jeff Koons new show “Sex and Banality” continues his exploration of pairing oversized, blow-up dolls with other visions of pop-art, often with a transgressive air. The show, a combination of new and previously viewed works (some dating to 2002), features the classic Koons’ stalwarts of Popeye and nudes, with new wrinkles like the Dali-inspired lobster. Actually, the gallery plays somewhat like pop art’s greatest hits, appropriating styles from Lichtenstein, Warhol, and the aforementioned Dali, to name a few. Given how unusual it is to see so many of Koons’ works at once, the show can be overwhelming, but also allows a more holistic appreciation of this stage in Koons’ career. Showing through September 13th at the Sepentine Gallery in London.
See more of Jeff Koons’ “Sex and Banality” after the jump.
Source: Arrested Motion