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Koons a positive influence?

The city of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings have an agreement to to buy an $8 million sculpture from world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture would be showcased within the downtown arena plaza.
The city of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings have an agreement to to buy an $8 million sculpture from world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture would be showcased within the downtown arena plaza. Sacramento Kings

California taken in by ‘artist’ Koons

Re “Galleries hope interest in art will trickle down” (Insight, Sept. 10): I was pleased that longtime Sacramento art galleries such as Sakata and JayJay were highlighted in Marcus Crowder’s article, but I must protest his implication that the idiotic “Koons sculpture” is somehow a positive influence on the art scene.

Koons has never been an artist. He is an industrialist – the owner of a factory that manufactures large-scale collectibles based upon ideas from real artists. How sad that California is now just another patsy, another rube taken in by Koons.

Michael Mulcahy, Chico

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