This Page Six item on Jeff Koons’s townhouse combination project isn’t really news. But the comment from the neighbor is just too good to pass up especially in an era when we’re told the notional value of the entire Koons retrospective at the Whitney:
A local renter added, “It must be nice to not only be an artist but to be your own Medici.” Koons’ office didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The homes currently total 21,726 of interior square footage, records show, and Koons’ approved plan will bring that down to 19,325 square feet. Peter Pennoyer is listed as architect.He fittingly once worked on Keith Haring’s Soho Pop Shop and the Warhol Factory.The architect on the 2010 plan was reportedly listed as Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, who worked on the Yale University Art Gallery and Carnegie Hall.
Jeff Koons’ gets OK to build mega-mansion (Page Six)