Re: Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum: Has anyone mentioned Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden of mirrored balls on a lawn at the 1966 Venice Bienale (to which she had not been invited)?* For $2 each, she hawked them–“on sale: your narcissism”–until chased out by officials. (The piece has since been revisited and installed in various contexts by the amazing octogenarian, Kusama.) Narcissism is the great common denominator, as Koons’s not at all uninteresting bloated Brancusis remind us–and just as he predicts–over and over.
[Left: Snapping myself at the Whitney.]
*Images of the original Kusama in situ are copyrighted, though still in wide circulation on the web (google).