The Whitney Museum of American Art has no intention of leaving quietly. Before heading to its new, considerably larger home in the meatpacking district of Manhattan in 2015, its final exhibition will be as much a first as it is a last. The museum is planning to present aJeff Koons retrospective that will fill all of its Madison Avenue home, with the exception of the fifth-floor permanent exhibition galleries.
“This will be the first time a single artist has ever taken over almost the entire museum,” said Scott Rothkopf, a Whitney curator who has quietly been working on the retrospective for over a year now. “But we wanted to choose an iconic American artist as a farewell to the Breuer building.”
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