Zwirner Residence. More interior shots of the dealer's home at Selldorf Architects. Image copyright Selldorf Architects.
Curbed picked up our story on David Zwirner’s residential development project yesterday soliciting a few more comments from readers than we did over here. A number of the remarks made are by those who harbor fairly negative opinions about the art world, so naturally we find them quite interesting. I’ve reposted a few of our favorites below for your enjoyment.
C. 1 Notwithstanding expensive art and furniture, this room is stark, sterile and suffocating. It just doesn’t invite real people to sit down comfortably to enjoy each other’s company. In fact, it looks like a place where extremely thin, pale-faced, tight-skinned zombies wearing all black Armani and black Prada sunglasses (especially at night) sit and stare at one another for hours without saying a word. Anyone attempting to inject some musical cheer into the atmosphere by playing the piano will have to do it standing up.
C.2 Are we looking at the same space? I think someones jealous.
C.1 Jealous of extremely thin, pale-faced, tight-skinned zombies wearing all black Armani and black Prada sunglasses? I don’t think so.
Are you saying this space welcomes people to sit down and relax? Do those chairs look comfortable? Where do you rest your arms sitting in the four narrow chairs in the middle of the room?
A piano with no stool or bench for the player to sit on means people should look at it, talk about it, appreciate it and guess how much it’s worth, but not play music on it.
This is a place where you snap a photo and move on to the next gallery.
C.3 Awesome Ritchter on the right there. And nice windows
C.4 that’s not Richter, it’s Neo Rauch
As a point of reference, the Neo Rauch in question can be found on the Zwirner website here.