Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Koons & Hillary- The Joke is On You & it's China Laughing!

In 2012 International art rock star Jeff Koons was awarded the first United States Medal of Art by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the introductory speech Hillary tells the world that public-private relationships are at the core of what everything the United States does. Jeff Koons is the highest paid living artist in the world. Koons is also a minimalist artist who has reduced the content of his art to pure marketing. Should Hillary and Koons be surprised that when Koons delivered a speech to 1000 Chinese listeners that the response from the eternal international dialogue was to copy Koons work and produce and sell it for less? How does Koons's marketing art interact with the Maine art world?