A man inspects the painting Antiquity 3 during a press preview before the opening of a Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Jeff Koons, one of world's highest paid artists, unveils his life work in New York on Friday, a chance to understand why his art is so celebrated, so loathed and so expensive.The Whitney Museum has devoted its entire four-floor premises to the city's first retrospective of a 35-year career that sent Koons, the "king of kitsch," into the celebrity stratosphere.Koons, sun-tanned and dressed in a sharp suit with his piercing eyes, revelled in the rock-star reception at the press preview for his retrospective, mobbed by TV cameras and photographers.The late critic Robert Hughes lampooned Koons for thinking he is a Michelangelo of the modern day and collectors for believing it."Great, good, bad and terrible art," according to The Guardian's headline on its review of the retrospective, pondering that a better starting point might have been contemporary collapse in America.
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