In love with Puppy: Flowers, architecture, art, and the art of irony.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IBERIAN STUDIES, 16(3): 145–158.
ABSTRACT: Jeff Koons’s installation, Puppy, symbolizes the move from modernism to postmod-ernism in contemporary Basque culture. It constitutes a break from the modernist aesthetics of artists such as Jorge Oteiza and Eduardo Chillida. The article argues that Puppy can only be understood from an ironic perspective. The subversive potential of irony in Basque culture is contextualized in this article.