TILDA ZZZZZZ-WINTON The actress surprised museum-goers — and staffers at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, too — by appearing as part of “The Maybe,” a work of art comprising a glass box, a water jug and an actress sleeping on the job. Not shown: Tilda’s eye boogers. (Photo via the New York Daily News)
The artist is sleeping.
Can this be my job?
Sept. 6, 1957: Frank Lloyd Wright with an assistant assesses his latest creation, a museum to house Solomon R. Guggenheim’s growing modern art collection.”Mr. Guggenheim came to me twelve years ago and said he wanted a museum specifically for the advanced type of paintings he collected,” Mr. Wright said. He went on, in an absorbing piece for The Times magazine: “ ‘This is the only organic building in New York,’ says Wright. ‘Each part is the consequence of the other, as things are in nature.’ ” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
“As the city of Detroit disappears, nature is flourishing. I am interested in the duplicity of plant life in Detroit as both blindly innocent and somehow deeply sinister. The two feral houses selected here stood within three blocks of the border between Detroit and the old-money suburbs of Grosse Pointe: more than a municipal border, it is one of race, class and social order. In Grosse Pointe, meticulously groomed and maintained ivy walls of homes and institutions are a symbol of social elitism. In Detroit, ivy also flourishes as a symbol of the indomitable spirit of nature.”—Artist James Griffioen