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01 July 2009 @ 03:40 am
Koons, with eye for pop, brings Popeye show to UK  

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By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Artist Jeff Koons has presented a series of Popeye paintings in London, saying the cartoon hero born of the 1929 Depression was a symbol of self confidence, before adding enigmatically: "May be art is the spinach." The 54-year-old American, one of the world`s most successful artists dubbed the "king of kitsch" for his shiny, balloon-like creations and references to pop culture, is marking the first major survey of his work to be held in a public English gallery. "Jeff Koons: Popeye Series" opens at the Serpentine Gallery in London on July 2 and ru... read more