Thursday, June 5, 2008

Runway To Retail: Jeff Koons Private Party

Artist Jeff Koons hasn't shown in a major exhibit in over 15 years. That all changed as his work is currently debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago through September 21st. If there’s one artist today that bends the line between boldness and high art, it’s Jeff Koons. Yet it’s hard to resist the aesthetic party of his stainless steel blowups of toys and flowers, that infamous life-size ceramic of Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles or the provocative photos of Koons and ex-wife Ilona Staller, a former porn star and politician. Feast your eyes on an exclusive exhibit of his classics, selected by the Neo-pop artist himself. We took our first look at the exhibit during a private party on May 29th that began at the Museum of Contemporary Art and continued at the MCA Warehouse where over 200 serious art collectors took part in a private dinner with Koons.
Sara Albrecht, owner of Ultimo, looked stunning in her eye-popping, bright pink dress.
Photo by Jeremy Lawson.

Twisted Back Halter Dress in pink, $92.
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Kathy Taslitz looks great in all black with her array of pearls with MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn. Photo by Jeremy Lawson.
Todd Lynn Pablo Leather Jacket, was $3,245, now $1,622.50

Jeff and Justine Koons.
Photo by Jeremy Lawson.
Orlando Espinoza, Raglan sleeve dress with pleats and jersey contrast, $585
Lauren Taschen looked festive with her gold sequin cocktail gown with Maria Bell.
Photo by Jeremy Lawson.

Sexy Gold Sequins Cocktail Dresses
by Jovani, $700
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Jeff Koons, May 31 – Sept. 21, 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. For more information, visit,
-Grace Bahk and Melissa Maynard

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