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  • Bear and Policeman, 1988

    Bear and Policeman, 1988

    Jeff Koons

    Museo Archeologico Nazionale
    Piazza Museo
    July 19, 2013–September 15, 2003

    One of the world’s great collections of antiquities, the mann last year inaugurated a contemporary-art program with a Francesco Clemente retrospective. Jeff Koons, who has an avid following in Italy, is the museum’s second superstar. Koons does have his own Italian connections, for example the Capodimonte porcelain factory, which has fabricated some of his sculptures; then there’s Cicciolina—enough said. Curated by Mario Codognato, Elena Geuna, and Eduardo Cicelyn (the triumvirate who penned the catalogue), the exhibition of some forty works surveys twenty years of Koons’s career, beginning with the 1980–85 series “The New” and ending with the recent, post-“Celebration” paintings.