Game Takes Aim At Jeff Koons [Video]

Artist Hunter Jonakin destroys famous artworks in his 'Jeff Koons Must Die' video game.

John Ryan
John Ryan on March 29, 2011.

Artist Hunter Jonakin has created Jeff Koons Must Die, a 90′s-style first-person-shooter video game housed in a 80′s-style coin-operated arcade cabinet, in which the player, armed with a rocket-launcher, tries to destroy tall the artwork at a simulated Jeff Koons retrospective, besieged by an increasing army of museum guards, curators, lawyers, assistants, and even Koons himself.

Jonakin explains:

“In the end, the game is unwinnable, and acts as a comment on the fine art studio system, museum culture, art and commerce, hierarchical power structures, and the destructive tendencies of gallery goers, to name a few.”

Given Koons’ litigious nature, we wonder what his reaction to Jonakin’s art provocation will be.

Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game from Hunter Jonakin on Vimeo.


Hunter Jonakin

[via: Today and Tomorrow]