The Bates Motel Has Relocated to New York City!

Specifically, the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Artist Cornelia Parker has created a fabulous installation for the Met’s summer roof garden called “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” in which a near-replica of the Bates Motel looms over art-lovers, Central Park, and the Manhattan Skyline. The “Psycho House” was based on a Victorian home in Haverstraw, New York, which was itself the inspiration for Edward Hopper’s “House by the Railroad.” Rather than constructing an entire house, Psycho’s set designers only crafted a two-walled faced for the movie, which can be seen co-starring with Alfred Hitchcock in Psycho’s trailer.

You can read more about the Parker’s exhibit here, and if you’re in New York, you can visit PsychoBarn at the Met until Halloween. Just maybe don’t go inside? Or at least don’t use the shower.

[Via Inhabit]


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