, he of the inflatable bunnies and balloon dogs and, at Crystal Bridges Museum, a big gold heart, will give a lecture July 11
at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
. You just don't get any more famous in the art world than Jeff Koons. From Versailles (see below)
Crystal Bridges bought Koons' "Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta),"
which hangs in Eleven, the museum's restaurant, directly from the artist,
so maybe Alice W. and Jeff are pals. The lecture is at 7 p.m. You will need to sign up in advance
to hear Koons because this event will be packed. A book-signing will follow; I have inquired which book Koons will be signing and will update when I get the information.
More CBM lecture news:
Museum architect Moshe Safdie
will give an outdoor talk on the design of the museum on June 25
. The hour-long talk will start at 10 a.m .and will be tailored to students and persons interested in architecture and engineering. His evening talk is sold out. No registration is required.