Jeff, Embrace Your Past (2014) 40min · Short · 17 September 2014
In 1992, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened the first major museum retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons, who, at a boyish 37, was already an art-world sensation. His series "Made in Heaven," a set of photo-realist paintings depicting himself and his wife Ilona Staller-also known as La Cicciolina, a famous porn star-in various acrobatic coital poses, had premiered the past year to enormous controversy, and his collected body of work, with its heavy use of readymades and its assembly-line style production methods, was already inspiring a question that continues to stoke debate: is Koons a canny media critic, or a cynical market-reader trading in re-purposed junk, or something ineffable? Roger Teich and Henry S. Rosenthal's compelling, keen-eyed time-capsule work, filmed on 16mm at and around the opening of the exhibit, gives unprecedented access to Koons, features the last on-camera interviews with Jeff's father, Henry Koons and exhibition curator John Caldwell, and leaves that question tantalizingly open. The result is a multi-sided portrait of a man whose work continues to raise difficult, probing questions about the role of the artist in society.
High Speed Torrents

Members Area

Latest Movies

Dog Days 1h 35min · Drama · 7.0/10
A Better Place 1h 30min · Drama, Fantasy · 6.4/10
Scare Campaign 1h 16min · Horror · 5.8/10
Crosscurrent 1h 56min · Drama · 7.3/10
Bittersweet days 1h 12min · Comedy, Drama, Romance