Thursday, 30 June 2016

Jeff Koons: Now

To Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery to see Jeff Koons' kitschy, Pop pieces which included...

Duchampian ready-mades, embracing aspirational consumerism.

And this impressive, gigantic Balloon Monkey (Blue) 2006-2013, whose reflective, shiny surface was so seductive.

As well as these playful inflatables.

Touching the sculptures was quite rightly forbidden, but one couldn't help but wonder what the surface textures felt like of pieces such as the inflatables above, and this huge, lump of Play-doh below, as they were so convincingly life-like and tactile.

Jeff Koons: Now
until 16th October 2016
Newport Street Gallery