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A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews
A shiny poem for Jeff Koons -- assembled from his Whitney reviews

The Jeff Koons retrospective has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and it is filled with BIG SHINY THINGS and LOTS OF COLOR. But if there's something that contains even more color, it's been all of the reviews of the show. In fact, the reviews are so good — bursting with evocative turn of phrase, political metaphor and references to lady parts — that they've inspired me to make a poem. Combing write-ups by Roberta Smith in the New York Times, Jerry Saltz in New York Magazine, Jason Farago in the Guardian, Andrew Russeth in Gallerist, Ben Davis in Artnet, Thomas Micchelli in Hyperallergic and Paddy Johnson in Art F City, I've chosen...

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