"The job of the artist is to make a gesture and really show people what their potential is. It’s not about the object, and it’s not about the image; it’s about the viewer. That’s where the art happens." —Jeff Koons

In a new previously unpublished 2009 interview with Jeff Koons, the artist speaks about his relationship with art, his 2008 exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and misrepresentations of his work.

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IMAGES: Installation views of Jeff Koons: Versailles at Château de Versailles, France, 2008. Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5 episode, Fantasy, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.