▼ Report: Jeff Koons Dies In Tokyo Blast
30 minutes ago a friend who works at Artforum phoned me to say they were receiving messages from a Japanese news agency that Jeff Koons has died in Tokyo. His car was pulling away from his Tokyo hotel around 5pm eastern standard time. A large explosion was reported as far as fifteen miles away. My friend noted that the Japanese press is not releasing the story at this time, waiting for Koons’ family here in New York to be notified. The editors at Artforum are reportedly debating releasing the story before the Japanese press makes the announcement.
A strange twist in the events is that a Brooklyn art terrorist group recently identified as a cult by U.S. authorities is believed to have been linked to the tragic accident.