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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.
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.
Curator Scott Rothkopf responds to questions about the four-year planning process for Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.
The Whitney’s guards lock the front doors every evening at closing time, but on October 19, 2014, the routine resonated differently among staff and visitors.