Jeff Koons turned the art world upside down when he questioned whether artists need to be the physical makers of their own art. Instead, he brought his art practice into an industrialized context, pointing out the absurdity of the role of the artist as the last remaining remnant of pre-industrialized labor. Nowadays, we would call Jeff a skillful troll. However, he was so successful that one could argue that he is one of the greatest trolls of all time.
Hyper Mediocre’s 10th comic – Jeff Koons: King of Trolls