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Anja Rubik and Binx Walton cover 'Garage' magazine as Koons bunnies

Anja Rubik and Binx Walton cover 'Garage' magazine as Koons bunnies

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For its seventh issue, the bi-annual arts and culture publication Garage magazine is including a surprise on its cover...

Making the most of his Whitney Retrospective, Jeff Koons has created his first ever digital artwork for the front of the print edition of Dasha Zhukova's Garage magazine, and you won't see it online.

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. 

Anja Rubik and Binx Walton cover 'Garage' magazine as Koons bunnies (фото 1)

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."

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