The National Arts Club Proclaims Jeff Koons A Golden Artist

by CAROLINA FRANCESCA · January 30, 2009

[Andrew, Jeff Koons, Andrew. Photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc ]

We all know and love Jeff Koons' slick balloon animal-esque sculptures that graced the Met's rooftop. Well, last night, The National Arts Club, they decided to present Koons with a gold medal of honor at a dinner party in his honor. Also, several of the guests decided to don creative eye-wear in his honor. Koons, who recently made an apperance in "Milk", has contributed to the art world for quite some time, often causing an uproar (artistically, personally). 

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Guests last night included Anthony Hayden Guest, Aldon James, Jeffrey Deitch, James Turrell, and Will Barnet.

Joan Turrell, James Turrell

Jeff Koons, Jeffrey Deitch

Aldon James, Jeff Koons

Will Barnet, Jeff Koons