All white interiors are very popular. But this one is what I call the Extreme White!
Biesenbach, director of MoMa’s PS1, loves a vacuum. For years, he lived in a
nearly empty apartment on the Lower East Side. Last summer, he lent the place
to an artist friend, who brought in a sofa, table and chairs and painted the
whole place white, even the TV.
Biesenbach was more amused than irritated. He considered his friend’s gesture a
He tends to
avoid the sofa, however, and has plans to jettison it. Since it is more story
than object, he said, “the story allows you to throw it out because you are not
throwing out an object but ending a story.”
The microwave and espresso machine, with their coat of white house paint, no
longer function. Mr. Biesenbach never used them anyway.
Biesenbach was happy his friend did not paint the TV screen or the glass in his
windows. “He honored the image,” he said."