Saturday, May 31, 2008

coloring book, 1997–2005


jeff koons on the roof: coloring book, 1997–2005
Metropolitan Museum of Arts - 1000 5th Avenue - map it here
This is one of the three sculptures by Jeff Koons currently on display on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Coloring Book (1997-2005) was inspired by a page from a Winnie The Pooh coloring book. It is supposed to be a sloppily colored-in illustration of Pooh’s friend Piglet.
In the first picture here below you can see how it acts like an optical illusion: if you do not pay attention, it looks like it is transparent. But it is actually a mirror.
jeff koons on the roof: coloring book, 1997–2005
jeff koons on the roof: coloring book, 1997–2005

23 comments:

Strangetastes said...

I like the third one the best but I wish the day were a little brighter. It looks like some fragment fell off Yellow Submarine and settled in Central Park.

Travel & Travel... said...

Creativity is a god gift.

JC said...

That is so cool... but I don't see Piglet. Finding Nemo was my first thought, though I don't think it really needs to look like anything in particular... it's art :-)

Anonymous said...

Eliane
Thanks for sharing. It's sumptuous!
By the way,Eliane: please,is it free to go up on the roof and look at the exhibition?
Your posts are a delight.
Have a good weekend.

marley said...

Now that is cool! I love the fact its see through (it is see through, isn't it?!)

• Eliane • said...

Thank you all for your visit.

@ Strangetastes: lol. Actually, that kind of sky suits me better. See, I don't do any setting changes. (I know, shame on me. And I use my iPhone a lot where there is no settings). So i can't really deal with very sunny scenes. Ah well...

@ JC: I know what you mean! I was sure it was a bird. You know, the symbol of peace.

& Anonymous: It is absolutely free with your museum admission. Coctails (see previous posts) are extra. ;)

@ Marley: Nope, it is not see through. It looks like it is but it is completely opaque. It acts as a mirror: the people and the skyline you see are reflection. It's all behind me. In the second picture you can see the difference in the middle (where the piece is open).

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! The last time I was at the MET, the roof top was not open yet.

Thanks for the reminder. I will try to go to the museum later next week.

b.c. said...

amazing art and amazing shots, really nice

Keropok Man said...

Hmmm how interesting it can be inspired by a coloring book.

How come coloring books do not inspire me? :-)

ptowngirl said...

Never seen anything like this before -- this is great and so unique!

ptowngirl
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• Eliane • said...

@ Ming: Fridays and Saturdays till 9pm. Hopefully you'll have a better sky.

@ b.c., keropok and ptowngirl: thank you for visiting my humble little blog.

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