‘Apollo’ by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

An artwork is an artist’s identity that portrays his soul. The Deste Foundation is presenting Apollo, an exhibition on view at DESTE’s Project Space by artist Jeff Koons at the old Slaughterhouse in Hydra from June 21 to October 31, 2022. It will be a glance of a whimsical world with some handpicked readymade objects along with the newly articulated sculptures by the artist. The show will also be a remarkable event as it portrays the progressive 22 of his solo exhibition in the by lanes of Greece.

'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

The focal point of the central area of the installation will be the sculpture Apollo Kithara (2019–2022). It portrays Apollo playing a “Kithara”, which is considered a pre-processed unit of the modern world’s guitar which stands over 2.3 meters tall. Ths walls of the exhibition area have been transformed and articulated by ancient frescoes from Boscoreale, near Pompeii. With an array of other artworks like a pair of bronze Nike sneakers, Gazing Ball Tripod (2020–2022), and Plato’s Solid Forms Wind Spinners (2020–2022) the exhibition primely focuses on exclusive art pieces from his artistic life span. Altogether it’s a curation of elements that tune in with the installation which includes burning candles to  Duchampian reference of a urinal. The roof of the Slaughterhouse inculcates an Apollo Wind Spinner (2020–2022), a 9.1 meter (30-foot) wide reflective wind spinner that greets the people which demarks the warm gesture for the people walking towards the principal building.

'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years
'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

Apart from the artworks, the exhibition arena dives one’s senses into an enchanting vibe created through mild music & burning sage accompanied by baked offerings that evocate the ancient memoirs. The sound of the Kithara finely curated with contemporary musical chords create harmony within the genres of art. 

Written by Drashti Patel

Related Posts

Top 5 Bathroom trends of the decade

Top 5 Bathroom trends of the decade

In this Influencer world, we have become conscious of our backdrops and aesthetics. In the world of social media friendly places, let’s know some latest trends of bathrooms.


TDJ collaborates with Design London as their media partner

Design London is returning this 21-24 September 2022 with a jam-packed program with a precisely selected collection of sought-after design brands and intriguing content from all over the world. The Decor Journal India is the media partner for this year’s

TDJ Announced as the Design Helsinki Media Partners

Media 10 with an expansive global reach including architects, interior designers, retailers, dealers, specifiers, and more is coming with its first nordic event Design Helsinki on 24-25 August 2022 in Finland. It will showcase leading Finnish and international brands through

Architect Talks

Anubhav Gupta Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer at Godrej Properties

‘The Trees in Vikhroli’ retaining the Greens

Meet Anubhav Gupta Chief Executive Officer Vikhroli, Chief CSR & Sustainability Officer, Godrej Properties. Founder – GPL Design Studio-  – a unique, multidisciplinary innovation engine which bridges the gap between architects and developers by creating a robust ecosystem for design,