Thorsten Brinkmann: La Hütte Royal
Edited by Evan Mirapaul.
Thorsten Brinkmann (born 1971) calls Kurt Schwitters one of his most important "art heroes." So naturally, the artist was intrigued by an invitation to convert an entire building into an art project: between 2011 and 2013 he transformed a deserted house in Pittsburgh, decorated in 1970s style, into a total work of art. Over the space of four stories, Brinkmann created more than dozen new rooms; in some places he took over the ensembles he found there, turning them into readymades. Following his intervention, the unusual work of art now features, among other things, a boxing ring, a cinema, many of the artist's photographic works, a forest room (including a tent for camping at home) and, last but not least, a Raleigh chopper for Amazons. For this signed, limited edition of 222 copies, Brinkmann combines an LP from the abandoned record collection with a booklet that provides a look inside the house. Please note cover image may vary.