Paris will install controversial Jeff Koons gift on the Champs-Élysées
Emily Conklin | The Architects Newspaper | 26th August 2019
Jeff Koons has gifted a sculpture to Paris to honour terrorist attack victims. Controversy has dogged the project and, now unveiled, its public reception is mixed. Initially intended for a location close to upmarket shopping, it has instead been placed in a public garden “partly obscured from view by trees.” A city official observes “some excess in a beautiful place – that represents Paris pretty well”.