by Chris Hale
30 June 2008

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   American Artist Jeff Koons has three of his sculptures on special exhibit at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit is the first time the three works have been on public display and will be available thru October 26, 2008 for viewing. 
   Artist Jeff Koons, finds his artistic inspiration from “the everyday world around him” and incorporates it into his contemporary creations. His work can be found in several museum collections and has become known for his oversized public sculptures that have been exhibited throughout New York City. Most New Yorkers might recall his giant Puppy sculpture that was on display in the year 2000 at Rockefeller Center just above the golden Prometheus statue overlooking the Channel Gardens. This current special exhibit of his work, he began in 1993, and is part of his “Celebration series”. The three large pieces on display are “Balloon Dog (Yellow)”, “Coloring Book”, and “Sacred Heart (Red/Gold)”. 
   The roof garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art lends a beautiful space with views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The cafe serves beverages and sandwiches on the breezy terrace and on Fridays and Saturdays includes a Martini Bar between 5:30–8:30 pm.
   The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.

Photo: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2008.