A Family Factory

We've seen a lot of Mr. Jeff Koons this year and by that I mean the man as well as his work. Adding to the string of online interviews he's accepted to do in conjunction with the two exhibitions at the New Museum and at Gagosian Gallery in New York which he has both curated, Koons opens his studio doors to the cameras to feature in this Art:21 television series from PBS, Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century. Filmed during the run up and conclusion of the artist's exhibition at the Chateau de Versailles, this "Fantasy" episode allows for us to hear a very honest and dedicated Koons on themes of money, value and taste. His approach to his 'family' of studio assistants is humbling, especially when you see his inflatables being operated on like patients in a surgery room with the greatest of care and affection.
View the preview clip here or visit Art:21 for more information of this series from Season 5.