ArtInfo has interviewed the king of kitsch and holder of the “Most expensive artist at auction” title, Jeff Koons. Quite often I find what he has to say more interesting than what he does.. or what his studio does for him.
Here’s a couple Jeff Koons quotes taken from the interview over at the ArtInfo website here.
* “When you view work, it’s not just an intellectual experience. It’s also a physical, biological experience. People like work that makes them feel a certain way. I want my work to have a certain charge, and I think that people who view the work like it, that intensity.” Jeff Koons
* “For me, art has been about living to my full potential and about having viewers increase theirs. My work has always tried to communicate acceptance. It’s not about a rarefied object, because art is about people, life, experience. It’s about giving attention to the viewer so that hopefully they maintain enough confidence to experience communication.” Jeff Koons
The artist also has a decent website online, which is surprisingly unusual for a famous artist. I haven’t been able to figure out why so many well known artists don’t have their own website. Most of them don’t even own their own dot com name. I thought the internet was important, but I guess they don’t see it that way.