Announcing the September 2014 VCS Chair Reading: Tom Huhn’s review of Jeff Koons at the Whitney

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Jeff Koons, Cake, 1995 – 97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 x 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons Jeff Koons, Cake, 1995 – 97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 x 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, Cake, 1995 – 97. Oil on canvas; 125 3⁄8 x 116 3⁄8 in. (318.5 x 295.6 cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons

Here’s a brief message from VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn announcing the return of the monthly VCS Chair Readings series and presenting this month’s entry, which he also wrote:

September marks the return of the monthly Chair Reading mailing. I’m happy to share my short review of the current Jeff Koons exhibition at the Whitney Museum in NYC. Regardless what one makes of Koons’s work, the fact that it circulates so prominently around us makes it an ideal candidate for reflecting on what it might signal about us.

This month’s chair reading is available for download as a PDF from this link. You can also find the previous entries in the Chair Readings series at Tom’s website.

Visual & Critical Studies