Monday, November 17, 2008


The Met's closed Mondays, so I get to take a day to catch up and rest after a busy weekend. I would like to take Mondays to display something interesting about the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For today, here is a slideshow from previous visits to the Koons on the Roof exhibition on the roof this summer:

The whimsical sculptures captured my deep admiration the first time I laid eyes on them. That first day, happened to be a Sunday, and Jeff Koons himself was speaking about his work in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium as part of the Sundays at the Met program. Those sculptures mesmerized me with their huge scale, their bright colors and their distorting reflectiveness. I must have visited them a half dozen times over the summer, and was sad to see them go in October. I guess I'll just have to wait for Koons' next project: A life-size train dangling from a crane, set to welcome visitors at the entrance of LACMA (near my hometown of Pasadena, CA).

Note: I actually got to see Koons painting in person at a kid's event to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation when I was volunteering! (I also walked Nigel Barker around the event, but I don't want to gloat)

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