Plenty of big-name works were on display last night at the media preview for the show, including a large fiberglass dog from Yoshitomo Nara and a pair of Jeff Koons' porcelain balloon pups. There was even what can only be called Butt Corner, where a still from Yoko Ono's No. 4 (a 1966 film consisting entirely of famous bottoms) hung near Mark Grotjahn's playful drawing of an ostrich with its head up its ass.
Was it a party? Yes. Were there animals? That too. Fun? Definitely.
Royal/T is a maid cafe by day, and Scoggins took the whole "cute woman in a French maid outfit serving tea" motif (and what a motif it is) and created a video especially for the show. In the vid a Rotoscoped French maid named Chiyo emerges from a painting and dances around the gallery, sprinkling magic tea on the works and bringing them to life. As we watched the video, a fellow onlooker wondered how the other artists would feel about Scoggins re-appropriating their work.
Let's hope Jeff Koons doesn't sue. Although it'd be great for her career.