Monday, February 09, 2009

When artists go to the movies

When you go to the new Gus Van Sant movie Milk, you also get to see Jeff Koons’s first feature film cameo. It’s short but Koons gets some lines and a credit (he was also in the credits – in a thank-you – for the 1990 pic Maniac Nurses) and a listing on He plays Art Agnos who ran against Harvey Milk for the State Legislature and in 1988 was elected mayor of San Francisco.
Images: Top, Jeff Koons in some Milk action. Bottom, with Harvey Milk played by Sean Penn