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Backyard, 2002, High oil-based jet on canvas, 168.5 x 288.2 in. (428 x 732 cm)

Oslo

Jeff Koons

Astrup Fearnley Museet
Strandpromenaden 2
September 4 - December 12

Over the course of two and a half decades, Jeff Koons has explored the excesses of a hypertrophied consumer culture. The more than fifty works included in this retrospective will allow viewers the opportunity to consider the full span of the artist’s career, from the lesser-known early “Inflatables” (plastic blow-up playthings paired with mirrors) to sculptures from his 1988 “Banality” series to his more recent hyperreal paintings. A catalogue with texts by the curators and by Arthur C. Danto, Rem Koolhaas, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist should shed further light on Koons’s status as one of the preeminent heirs to the legacy of Pop.