What about Jeff Koon’s Balloon Sculptures?

Someone asked me what I thought of Jeff Koons Balloon Sculpture.
“Not a fan. It’s like Lichtenstein doing comics – comic artist seem more authentic to me -, but in this case Koons is doing pop in a trendy style where to me the original balloon kitsch is more authentic. In a sense they are both doing Duchamp, in taking everyday things and turning them into art. But Duchamp did this 100 years ago, when he faced some real push back and he was breaking new ground not riding someone else”s wave.”


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