Cornelia Parker: The Roof Garden Commission

Cornelia Parker: The Roof Garden Commission
Library Shelf Location 18.PARK
Publication Date 2016

Turner Prize-nominated British artist Cornelia Parker (b. 1956) is well known for her large-scale, site-specific installations. Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions and is included in collections around the world. Often composed of ordinary objects, her installations make the familiar extraordinary, whimsical, and even poignant. Her work for the 2016 Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum, documented here, merges two iconic examples of American architecture: the red barn and the infamous mansion on a hill from Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho - itself inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. The resulting piece is brilliantly allusive, exploring the tension between the tropes represented by these two cultural symbols. This slim volume includes an interview with the artist in which she eloquently illuminates her work and influences.

ISBN 9781588395931
Quantity 1
Pages 64p; 11.2 x 0.5 x 18.5 cm
Authors Sheena Wagstaff, Beatrice Galilee
Format Softcover
Publishers Yale University Press, New Haven and London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Related Artist Cornelia Parker
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Installation, Sculpture
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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