Celebrate Jeff Koons’s 60th Birthday with Pharrell Williams

Jeff Koons at Frieze London, 2013. Photo via: Hypebeast.

Jeff Koons at Frieze London, 2013.
Photo via: Hypebeast.

Happy Birthday to Looney Toon Koons!

Let’s set aside Mr. Koons’s pestering legal troubles (see Jeff Koons Plagiarism Lawsuit Could Top Millions) for the day and celebrate the art magnate’s 60th birthday!

What better way to commemorate Jeff Koons’s maturity than to revisit the naked memes that inundated the Internet after he appeared in the pages of the July issue of Vanity Fair? (See Jeff Koons’s Naked Vanity Fair Spread Inspires Internet Meme.) (Incidentally, he graced the cover of the October 2014 issue of French Vanity Fair.)

Photo via: www.thefashionisto.com,

Vanity Fair France, October 2014 issue.
Photo via: www.thefashionisto.com,

We’ll leave you with this inspiring video. Watch Pharrell Williams interview Koons as they discuss the artist’s first Watteau reproductions, a fortuitous encounter with Salvador Dalí, Plato’s Cave, and his experience of destroying his artwork post-divorce.

It will be a fulfilling and nostalgic year for the maverick. In the wake of an explosive exposition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jeff Koons currently enjoys a prestigious career retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until April 27, followed by one at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao beginning this June.

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