The king of kitsch has big plans with (of course) a big budget to stake his claim on the Los Angeles landscape. Known for his now iconic Rabbit (2003) and giant Puppy (1992), Jeff Koons is planning to build a suspended, moving steam train. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art already has 1 million dollars to cover the cost of an outside engineering group to consider the feasibility of the project which will attempt to imitate the real effects of a working train from the 1940s…hanging sideways from a crane. Koons would like the train to make chugging noises and emit periodic smoke.
Koons plans dangling engine (smokin’!) [NYtimes]