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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Suddenly the Koons is me…

Picture from Jeffkoons.com

Jeff Koons, born and raised in NYC is often recognized as the most famous artists since Warhol. His work, like many of the pieces presented by artists in the 1960s, is often misunderstood. His art is banal, yet praised. Simple shapes, characters, and figures form part of his subjects of art. According to him art is, at its core, about acceptance.

Koons has made a name for himself in the American and foreign culture. His most recent collaboration is with Don Perignong. Also it is rumored that he might be collaborating with Lady Gaga on an Art Rave before the release of her album.

He has held solo galleries at the MoMa and The Gagosian Gallery in NYC as well as all around the world.

WHAAAM! It’s Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy_Lichtenstein

picture from Lichtenstein’s website

Roy Fox Lichtenstein became famous in the 1960’s for his interpretation of art. Mainly characterized for resembling comic strips and advertisements, his art was both a commentary on American popular culture and a reaction to the success of Abstract Expressionist art from names like Pollock and William de Kooning.

His signature art was a production of mass-produced images. He was born in NYC in 1923, he passed away in 1997.

Here’s a link to The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation where you can find a gallery of all his work.