Remember the “Discovering Columbus” art installation in Columbus Circle? This past fall, artist Tatzu Nishi created an American living room surrounding the 13-foot-tall statue of the Italian explorer. Visitors were welcome to lounge on a comfy purple couch, watch CNN on a 48″ flat-screen, or settle down in an armchair and sift through the New York Times.
If you were one of the 100,00 people able to ascend the six floors of scaffolding to view the piece and fell in love with any of the furnishings, you can now buy them for your own home!
The Public Art Fund, which presented the exhibit, is holding an on-line sale of everything in the pop-up apartment. That Samsung television is going for $1950. A pair of red curtains will run you only $70. Vases run from $20 to $50.
I just love the idea of bringing a piece of an art installation home with you. And I especially love that all proceeds of the sale go to the Public Art Fund, viagra which mounts fee exhibitions to integrate art and the urban environment.
Check out the sale here.