Jeff Koons' 1st European retrospective opens

November 25, 2014 5:38 PM

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Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated the first ever European retrospective on artist Jeff Koons Tuesday, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge shiny, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 million.

The exhibit features the porcelain statue of Michael Jackson with his pet monkey, Bubbles, the simplistic inflatable mirrored rabbit that first made Koons' name in the '70s, as well as a lewd semi-pornographic image with his ex-wife, pornstar La Cicciolina.

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