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ASL Tour: Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Fri, July 25, 2014  6–8 PM

Join us for a free tour in American Sign Language of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, without voice interpretation. The tour begins at 7 pm, with a free pre-tour reception from 6–7 pm.

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market. Yet despite these achievements, Koons has never been the subject of a retrospective surveying the full scope of his career. Comprising more than 120 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive ever devoted to the artist’s groundbreaking oeuvre. By reconstituting all of his most iconic works and significant series in a chronological narrative, the retrospective will allow visitors to understand Koons’s remarkably diverse output as a multifaceted whole.

Admission to tour and reception is free with RSVP. ASL students are welcome to attend with student admission to the Museum. Museum staff/interpreters will not be able to sign student assignments.

A Whitney Signs tour in the galleries. Photograph by Will Ragozzino, 2013

A Whitney Signs tour in the galleries. Photograph by Will Ragozzino, 2013