Hitchcock meets Hopper

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I always encourage visitors to New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art to save time to see the special exhibitions on the roof. For the past 30 years or so, the museum has commissioned single artist shows for the rooftop garden, including giants of modern art such as Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. The roof also offers stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

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Now British Artist Cornelia Parker has built a replica of the house from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film Psycho on the roof of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The commission will be on display until 31 October this year. The work, titled Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), is a reconstruction of part of the iconic weather boarded mansion, consisting of two facades propped up by scaffolding. The 30ft tall artwork was built from materials salvaged from  deconstructed red barns.

Check out this short video on the project:

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