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Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. In this Whitney Stories video, Koons reflects upon the significance of having his first retrospective at the Whitney Museum at age 59, and discusses the manifesto that drives his work.
Curator Scott Rothkopf responds to questions about the four-year planning process for Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.
The Whitney’s head preparator looks back on the challenges of installing Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, and discusses features of the new building that promise to ease the load on art handlers.