Kathleen Anderson's stunning photo of Magenta outside Palazzo Grassi, Venice. March 1, 2007. Via her flickr site
There were mixed reactions last week when it was announced that prolific kitschy pop artist Jeff Koons's work will be on display in the salons of Versailles this fall. Most notably, for Dog Art Today readers, Magenta, his massive chrome balloon dog will take a place of honor in the former palace's Salon d'Hercule. The modern sculpture will be juxtaposed beside Veronese's le Repas chez Simon.
Salon d'Hercule, Versailles
Le Repas Chez Simon by Veronese, 1576
According to Lizzy Davies of The Guardian, there is both excitement about bringing contemporary art into the hallowed national treasure and utter horror that anyone would do so. But, it's happening. Many of Koons's most famous works will be on display in the salons and gardens starting September 10 until December 14, 2008.
Read more here.