Exhibition: Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney

Before the Whitney closes the doors of it’s current home in preparation for the museum’s move to a larger location in the meatpacking district in 2015, it will hold a final exhibition in celebration of contemporary American artist Jeff Koons. The retrospective will sprawl across every floor save for where the permanent exhibitions are housed, making Koons the first artist to take over so much of the museum space. The show will span 35 years of the prolific artist’s career, compiling over 100 works in painting, drawing, prints and of course, his larger than life balloon sculptures. Being a museum of American art, it is a fitting send off for the space’s last show to be dedicated to a living American icon.

Until then, there are a number of other galleries exhibiting Koon’s work this summer. There’s Fondation Beyeler’s retrospective in Switzerland, and two concurrent exhibits in Frankfurt, “The Painter & The Sculptor,” at theThe Schirn Kunsthalle and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlungs, all of which run until September 2012.