Paris gives go-ahead to Jeff Koons statue tribute to terrorism victims

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Paris City Hall has given the go-ahead for the installation in the gardens of the Petit Palais of a giant statue by the US artist Jeff Koons, called 'Bouquet of Tulips', which he presented as a gift in tribute to the victims of the 2015 terrorist attacks in the capital, but which has been slammed by art world professionals over the cost of its installation.

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Long before its installation in Paris was even slated to begin, Jeff Koons’s monumental public sculpture Bouquet of Tulips began causing controversy in the French art world, with various artists and curators speaking out against the work, reports Art News.