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

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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...

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