The Easel

Will Gompertz reviews Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

It’s difficult to sit on the fence about Koons but one critic tries: “funny, weird, and surprisingly horrible to look at. I mean that in rather an admiring way.” Others seem to either dislike this show or dislike the show AND Koons. “What was once subversive has now become crass. The show starts brilliantly, but … fades into a tawdry and insipid display of very shiny but rather dull art.”