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The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida
The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida

In my short career as a blogger and critic, I can't claim to have ever inspired a work of art. But the cut-up poem I composed for Jeff Koons, out of the reviews of his show at the Whitney Museum, has inspired just such a thing: Brooklyn-based artist William Powhida has made a drawing out of it, and, if I say so myself, it looks pretty rad. But I'm biased: I (sort of) wrote the thing. Powhida is known for diagrammatic pieces that read like a combination of political cartoon and infographic. And he frequently uses these to poke a stick at the intersection of money, art and power (hence the interest in Koons). In 2011, he produced the mega-drawing "Griftopia," which documented the links...

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