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Via: NYT

"Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMa’s PS1, loves a vacuum. For years, he lived in a nearly empty apartment on the Lower East Side. Last summer, he lent the place to an artist friend, who brought in a sofa, table and chairs and painted the whole place white, even the TV.

Mr. Biesenbach was more amused than irritated. He considered his friend’s gesture a performance piece.

Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

He tends to avoid the sofa, however, and has plans to jettison it. Since it is more story than object, he said, “the story allows you to throw it out because you are not throwing out an object but ending a story.”

The microwave and espresso machine, with their coat of white house paint, no longer function. Mr. Biesenbach never used them anyway.

Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Mr. Biesenbach was happy his friend did not paint the TV screen or the glass in his windows. “He honored the image,” he said."


  1. this article has no relevance to me or my life that, as 42% of the people, the only thing that grabs me is the fact that A PERFECTLY GOOD SOFA IS BEING THROWN OUT! wow, I had never read an article to which I felt so distant but, above all, i think I had never felt sorry for a couch, or had seen a couch as a victim of someone's "art"...enjoyed the poll though!!thanks

  2. This is exactly what is wrong with modern design...In an attempt to be counter-culture and "anti-design," cold, bland, barren, unimaginative spaces like this have Jedi mind-tricked people (and Editors!) into thinking that there is something special going on here. But I've got a news flash for you, Walter Cronkite (credit: Zoolander)...THERE ISN'T.

  3. If only it were a bit more pretentious, ostentatious and pompous...oh wait - it can't be! Bahahaha

  4. Pretentious and ridiculous - all rolled up into one white package!


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