Jeff Koons: Unprecedented

Jeff Koons: Unprecedented

Comprehensive. Large-scale. Museumwide. The buzz surrounding Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, June 27 thru Oct. 19, is mounting. As the Whitney prepares to vacate its Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue and relocate in 2015 to architect Renzo Piano’s new structure on the Hudson, its farewell to the Upper East Side is Koons’ first career retrospective in a New York museum and the first single-artist show occupying nearly the entire Breuer building in the Whitney’s history. So, what will be unleashed on the public? More than three decades of the bad-boy artist’s output have been condensed into 120 signature works, representing Koons’ career trajectory, from his Inflatables series (1979) bang up to the present and his Gazing Ball series (2013). One thing about Koons: Like him or not, it’s impossible to be indifferent. Where do you stand? Check out the slide-show preview.

» Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, Whitney Musuem of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., at E. 75th St., 212.570.3600, June 27-Oct. 19