Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Koons for Kids

Jeff Koons' next installation will not be in a museum or gallery but rather in a Hospital! RxArt, a New York nonprofit group headed by Diane Brown, will install several pieces by Jeff Koons in the pediatric CAT Scan room of Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, as part of an initiative to bring contemporary art into health care facilities. Koons has created a work of four of his signature smiling monkeys directly on the CAT Scan machine itself and every other wall in the room will be filled with Koons' iconic images. Brown explains, "Rather than a scary experience in a cold white space, we hope children undergoing this test will feel like they are entering into a fantastic visual adventure."

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