Arts & Equitainment: Split-Rocker

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Split-Rocker

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Half-horse and half-dinosaur, Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker is being constructed for its June 25th New York City debut at Rockefeller Center – meant to coincide with the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

BN-DH291_NYKOON_G_20140617154601Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants.

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It was first exhibited at Palais des Papes, Avignon in 2000; and subsequently at Château de Versailles (2008) and Fondation Beyeler (2012).

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The Rockefeller Center installation is presented by the  Gagosian Gallery and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, A thoughtful and interesting profile of Split-Rocker and Jeff Koons’ perspective on his work is here at gagosian.com.

 

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