We asked Michael Prokopow, PhD, a professor at OCAD University in Toronto, to critique the collection. “Jeff Koons has long been interested in the notion of ‘ready-made’ or
an object that was not created as art but which, by virtue of the artist’s intervention or manipulation, is elevated to the status of art,” he says. “He is interested in critiquing notions of class hierarchy and taste hierarchy.”
LV: Neverfull KOONS: Gazing Ball (Titian’s Mars, Venus and Cupid), 2015 MASTER: Titian, Mars, Venus and Cupid, circa 1546 NOTES: “In terms of the Old Masters, here Koons is acknowledging that Western art has a history and that there are ‘hits,’” says...