Jack Balas, 2015; JEFF KOONS RETROSPECTIVE (#1194) (Muse/Museum Series), watercolor and ink on paper, 23" x 15"

In the 2014 ad for the Whitney's Jeff Koons Retrospective, Koons's "Woman in Tub" makes an appearance from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago (see ad below). In the MUSE paintng here, this naked man in a shower sports the curatorial wall text from the Art Institute, on his body much like a tattoo. The large J, K and S that have been reproduced in the painting from the ad, are the three letters Jeff Koons and Jack Balas share in their names.