Debauchery or Art?

POP ART, borderlines between basic art and valuable art. Many say POPART is just a movement not a type of art, I beg to differ. A good example of this question is an infamously famous collection Made In Heaven by Jeff Koons.

First shown at the 1990 Venice Biennale, it was a series of photographs, sculptures and paintings featuring Koons and CICCIOLINA (Llona Staller). The series caused controversy because of the positions and acts being performed. The series was all about sex, sex and sex. It’s a rather graphic series, striking and to some pornographic. To me, its the Style of Koons, a modern spin on Warhol’s 1964 Blow Job or the 1966 Chelsea Girls.

Sex was, is and will be such a taboo topic for people to discuss. What best way to get rid of such a stigma than by beautifully displaying the human act of sex, intimacy and intercourse through art. Bravo Koons.

What is Made In Heaven to you? Is it debauchery or is it art?

TAKE A LOOK:

KOONS- JEFF ON TOP

Dirty-Jeff On Top, picture from FLICKR

KOONS-WOLF MAN

Wolf Man, picture from FLICKR

sculpture

Sculpture, picture from FLICKR

KOONS-BLOW JOB

Blow Job, picture from FLICKR

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HOW THE BANAL BECAME ART…

During the time that this new art became popular, America was transforming. Culture was evolving and so this new art expressed the feelings of the era. This art projected “an air of intoxication, it was extroverted” the art was free. It somehow “spelled out the youthful buoyancy of America’s global climb.”
This art took simple everyday subjects and turned them into glamour and contemporary sculptures. It gave citizens the sense of stardom that everyone craves. POP ART materialized banal items, turning them into desired celebrities by the common American.

Quotes from POP ART: a critical history, Madoff Steven.

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PROFITEROLE, 1989 Claes Oldenburg