Anja Rubik and Binx Walton cover 'Garage' magazine as Koons bunnies
The piece, titled Lady Bug, is an augmented reality sculpture that can only be viewed on mobile devices through a special app, which allows viewers to explore the piece from a variety of angles as if standing on top of it. "Now, anyone with the app can carry a Jeff Koons in their pocket," says its press release.
The magazine includes a variety of new media art, besides the virtual reality lady bug. There's an article on artist Halley Mellin about her 3D-printed canvases that she paints over and offers the files to the public, as well as an interview with new media scholar and video artist Hito Steyerl-plus other interactive app experiences like a virtual tour of Henri Mattise's studio in honor of the 60th anniversary of his death.
Michael Polsinelli, the magazine's Editorial Director has explained that the Koons collaboration was a seamless process. "Our thoughts aligned very quickly," he said "We approached him with an idea to use this technology and suggested it could be fun to work on a cover sculpture. Jeff loved the idea and ran with it in a way that only Jeff Koons could."