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"Bouquet of tulips" by Jeff Koons all-таки set in Paris
ARTinvestment.RU   29 августа 2019

From conception of project to its realization took 4 years. Installation of the sculpture will be finished by the beginning of October

the Sculpture height of about 10 meters and weighing about 33 tons is a squeezed in the hand "bouquet" of the eleven balloons in the shape of tulips. From work, conceived by Jeff Koons as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of 2015 in Paris, Paris itself for a long time wanted to give up. For a variety of reasons.

In-первых, Koons gave the city not the work itself, and its concept. And 3.5 million euros for the production of a huge sculpture made of stainless steel and its installation the city had to collect independently. The result was helped by private sponsors — mostly American.

In-вторых, many French cultural figures felt that the monument to the victims of the attacks created by the American artist, not French. No national competition was not. Work can say that the city imposed. French cultural figures wrote an open letter, in which the work of Koons likened subliminal advertising: "a Brilliant and imaginative author in 1980-х, Jeff Koons has now become a symbol of industrial art stamping — as spectacular as they are speculative".

-третьих, there has been much debate about where work to install. Koons wanted to see your "bouquet" near the Palais-де-Токио, but the area near the Museum of modern art proved unsuitable for the installation of such a large sculpture would have to do support columns right in the underground exhibition halls. Guide Palais-де-Токио, of course, was against it. As the assistant mayor of Paris for culture, Christophe Girard. Went three years before finding a new place – near the Champs-elysées, the musée des Beaux-arts Petit-Пале (Petit Palais) and (who would have thought) the American Embassy.

parts of the sculpture have moved to Paris from the place of casting in Germany. The mounting is performed by using 80-тонного crane. Photographing the installation process is strictly prohibited — so as not to spoil the surprise for the Parisians. The opening is scheduled for October 5th.


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