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Playtime with Jeff Koons

Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Balloon Dog (Yellow) during a press preview before the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York June 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Balloon Dog (Yellow) during a press preview before the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Balloon Dog (Yellow) during a press preview before the opening of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A security guard stands in front of the sculpture Lobster.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A security guard stands in front of the sculpture Lobster. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A security guard stands in front of the sculpture Lobster. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man holds a signed plate with the likeness of the sculpture Michael Jackson and Bubbles in front of the actual sculpture.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man holds a signed plate with the likeness of the sculpture Michael Jackson and Bubbles in front of the actual sculpture. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man holds a signed plate with the likeness of the sculpture Michael Jackson and Bubbles in front of the actual sculpture. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man photographs the sculpture Two Ball 50/50 Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man photographs the sculpture Two Ball 50/50 Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man photographs the sculpture Two Ball 50/50 Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Attendees walk past the sculpture Elephant and the painting Lips.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Attendees walk past the sculpture Elephant and the painting Lips. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Attendees walk past the sculpture Elephant and the painting Lips. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man inspects the sculpture Hulk (Organ).  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the sculpture Hulk (Organ). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the sculpture Hulk (Organ). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man takes pictures in front of the painting Sandwiches.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man takes pictures in front of the painting Sandwiches. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man takes pictures in front of the painting Sandwiches. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A security guard warns a woman standing too close to the sculpture Dogpool (Panties).  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A security guard warns a woman standing too close to the sculpture Dogpool (Panties). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A security guard warns a woman standing too close to the sculpture Dogpool (Panties). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Artist Jeff Koons (L) poses in front of his creation "Play-Doh" with Scott Rothkopf, the associate director of programs at the Whitney.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons (L) poses in front of his creation "Play-Doh" with Scott Rothkopf, the associate director of programs at the Whitney. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons (L) poses in front of his creation "Play-Doh" with Scott Rothkopf, the associate director of programs at the Whitney. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman walks past the sculpture Metallic Venus.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman walks past the sculpture Metallic Venus. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman walks past the sculpture Metallic Venus. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man inspects the painting Antiquity 3.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the painting Antiquity 3. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the painting Antiquity 3. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman takes photographs of the series Inflatables. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman takes photographs of the series Inflatables. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman takes photographs of the series Inflatables. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Moon (Light Pink).  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Moon (Light Pink). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons poses in front of his creation Moon (Light Pink). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Journalists look at the sculpture Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua).  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Journalists look at the sculpture Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Journalists look at the sculpture Cat on a Clothesline (Aqua). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman photographs the sculpture One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman photographs the sculpture One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman photographs the sculpture One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman looks at half of the Two Double-Sided Floor Mirrors with Red Phone and Toaster.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman looks at half of the Two Double-Sided Floor Mirrors with Red Phone and Toaster. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman looks at half of the Two Double-Sided Floor Mirrors with Red Phone and Toaster. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man looks at the sculpture Balloon Venus (Orange). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man looks at the sculpture Balloon Venus (Orange). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man looks at the sculpture Balloon Venus (Orange). REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man inspects the sculpture Aqualung.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the sculpture Aqualung. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man inspects the sculpture Aqualung. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman photographs the sculpture Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman photographs the sculpture Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman photographs the sculpture Jim Beam - J.B. Turner Train. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Artist Jeff Koons speaks during a press preview. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons speaks during a press preview. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Artist Jeff Koons speaks during a press preview. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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