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Jeff Koons coming to L.A. in February for public talk

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2013

The big Jeff Koons retrospective that originally had been slated to debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in January isn’t expected to arrive in town until 2015, but fans of the contemporary artist have an opportunity to sate their Koons craving sooner rather later.

Koons is set to participate in a public talk Feb. 24 with filmmaker John Waters at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The talk will be part of the Broad’s The Un-Private Collection series in association with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD series.

Eli Broad has a number of Koons’ works in his private collection, some of which will be on display in the inaugural exhibition of The Broad museum, which is expected to open to the public in late 2014.

General admission tickets for the talk are $10 and will go on sale Nov. 15.

Future guests in the Un-Private Collection series will be artist Mark Bradford on Nov. 23 and artist Shirin Neshat on Dec. 11.

The Koons retrospective is scheduled to debut next year in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art, running from June 27 to Oct. 19. The artist originally was expected to unveil the exhibition in January at MOCA, but a museum spokeswoman has stated that it is now expected to arrive in L.A. in 2015.

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