Jeff Koons, King Of Kitsch, Conquers Versailles

"Balloon Dog," a sculpture by U.S. artist Jeff Koons on display at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris. [Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images/NPR]
“Balloon Dog,” a sculpture by U.S. artist Jeff Koons on display at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris. [Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images/NPR]

King Of Kitsch Takes Over Versailles : NPR 100808:

The first retrospective exhibit of controversial artist Jeff Koons is on display at Versailles, just outside Paris. In recent years, only a few select works of contemporary artists have been displayed there. Now, Koon’s giant red aluminum lobster, vacuum cleaners and floor polishers display and giant balloon dog adorn the palace. Critics are calling it a sullying of French culture and identity. Read more

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