I spent the holiday weekend in Chicago visiting family and while I was there I decided to take a side trip to see the Jeff Koons installation at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. I have seen many pictures of the installation but nothing could prepare me for seeing it in person--the colors are even more vibrant than they appear in photographs and the actual size of the CT scanner and the decals is much larger than I anticipated.
I could spot the room with the installation even from a distance, and as a nurse led me down the hall and to the room, I could see the colors spilling out into the hallway. I was completely taken aback when I entered the room and proceeded to spend quite a bit of time just taking everything in. As someone who experiences anxiety when visiting the doctor or the hospital, I can only wish that every room could be like this one--I would feel a lot more positive about visiting the doctor or getting tests done if it could take place in such a colorful and cheerful setting!
“A Wonderland of Merry”
Our friend Jeff Koons continues his good-will and holiday spirit. Last night, Kiehl’s held a special event at their NYC flagship store celebrating our friend Jeff Koons’ latest collaboration with Kiehl’s. A Kiehl’s limited-edition Creme de Corps Holiday Collection with labels featuring Jeff Koons artwork “Tulips.” The label features Koons’ “Large Vase of Flowers,” which was inspired by the Queen’s Bedchamber at Versailles.
Jeff Koons CT Scan Suite: Before and After
Pretty great, eh?
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