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Koons ‘Puppy’ Blooms at Brant Estate

(Photos by Andrew Russeth)

In Phaidon’s latest hulking art tome, Defining Contemporary Art, Bice Curiger, the curator of the 2011 Venice Biennale, recalls seeing Jeff Koons’s Puppy sculpture for the first time, in Arolsen, Germany, where it was installed during the run of Documenta 9, in 1992. (That show’s curator had famously made a point of not inviting the decadent American.) Read More