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Jeff Koons: Diary of a Seducer

As Jeff Koons' first retrospective takes over the Whitney Museum in New York and the Pompidou in Paris, imagine... asks what lies beneath the shiny surfaces.

In Jeff Koons: Diary of a Seducer, imagine... enters the world of one of the most successful, controversial and downright odd artists of our time. His gigantic balloon dogs and even bigger flower puppies have become iconic. His rows of virgin vacuum cleaners are frozen in time. Michael Jackson sits with his pet chimp Bubbles.

But the artist who celebrates the commonplace and has put sex and the banal on a pedestal has mined some dark territory. Is it playtime or parental guidance recommended? As Jeff Koons' first retrospective takes over the Whitney Museum in New York and the Pompidou in Paris, imagine... asks what lies beneath the shiny surfaces.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Producer Jill Nicholls
Director Jill Nicholls

Broadcasts

  • Tue 30 Jun 2015 22:40
  • Tue 30 Jun 2015 23:10
  • Fri 7 Aug 2015 01:50