30.06.2022 Jeff Koons ‘Gazing Ball’ painting at Gagosian on Madison Avenue through August 24, 2018

Who is the greatest artist of all times? Poussin, Rembrandt, Courbet… no, Koons. Why? Because we can’t stop looking at Koons’ “blue mirrored, hand-blown glass gazing ball” placed in the center of each “old master” painting. Art history can not be re-written but it can be re-layered over and the new “gazing ball” layer makes it more beautiful, more admirable and indeed more collectible.