no doubt that appearances can be misleading. you can hold a perceived impression of a person, and then upon meeting that person, you are thrown off. or is it really all about contrasts? i had made a mental impression of him when i first saw ‘el poopy’ at the guggenheim in bilbao, spain. years later in 2005, at art basel miami beach, i attended a dinner, honouring the great american artist robert rauschenberg, where we were introduced. he was as prim and proper as the suit he was wearing. Jeff Koons, the artist, appeared on the surface quite the opposite of what his art represented. but the contrast must surely lie somewhere within him. since then, i have remained ever more intrigued by his controversial works of art. a few weeks ago, i had to make a stopover in frankfurt, germany, just to view the spectacular exhibition ‘ jeff koons:the sculptor’ at the Liebieghaus skulpturensammlung museum. every room in the Liebieghaus was dressed with his dazzling sculptures which were brilliantly placed amongst its permanent collection. now i understood why Jeff Koons appeared so prim and proper. it’s all about the contrast. the juxtaposition is thebestdressup now!
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