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Open House By Liz Glynn in Central Park

Open House Installation View
All Photos By Gail

At the turn of the 20th century, New York City’s wealthy elite gathered in opulent private ballrooms to define their social status. In contrast, Central Park granted democratic access to public space when it was established in the 1850s as one of the nation’s first urban parks.

Open House Arches

Open House is a new commission by Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn (b. 1981, Boston, MA) that highlights these historic class distinctions. It references one of the grandest Fifth Avenue interiors designed by Gilded Age architect Stanford White: the now-demolished William C. Whitney Ballroom.

Open House Arches

Open House transforms Doris C. Freedman Plaza into an open air ballroom, where only scattered furniture and arches remain eight blocks south from the original mansion.

Open House Installation View
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Glynn’s lavish Louis XIV sofas, chairs, and footstools evoke the historic home, but with a twist —- these objects feature sculpted additions and are cast in concrete, a populist material more commonly seen in modern architecture.

Cement Chair

With this revision, the artist invites the public to enjoy a previously exclusive interior space that is now open and accessible to all. In this strange facsimile, Glynn addresses the evolving face of a city: who has access to space in a society that is increasingly divided along socio-economic lines?

Open House will be on Exhibit Through September 24th, 2017, at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Located at 5th Avenue and 60th Street at the Entrance to Central Park in Manhattan.

Open House Signage

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Apartment Open House: Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Sunday October 6th!

Living Room
(This is a Guest Post By Nicole Paikoff, Licensed Real Estate Broker and Good Friend of Gail’s)

Date of Open House: Sunday October 6th from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
Location: 135 Clinton Avenue, Apartment #3 (Second Floor), Brooklyn NY
Listing Price: $895,000 ( Bonus – Free movers from www.shortnoticemovers.net)

Super bright and spacious, this convertible three bedroom floor-through is a real ‘home’ with room to grow. The open and airy living room sits among the treetops with the sun shining through three very large framed windows.

Kitchen

Looking onto the living room there is a wide renovated, windowed, open kitchen with maple cabinets, soft-close drawers, marble countertops, ceramic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher.

Master Bedroom

The master is a true ‘brownstone bedroom’ with giant framed windows as well as original moldings and details galore including a stunning decorative marble fireplace.

Guest Room

The second bedroom is a great size with a big window, French doors and lovely details. The room off the master also contains a window and is perfect for a home office or nursery.

Nursery

Renovated and large, the bathroom has a skylight and radiant heating under the ceramic tiled flooring. This apartment has many original details throughout including stunning original pine floors, built-in shelves and excellent closet space. There is also a walk-in laundry closet with a washer and dryer. Located in a 25 foot Townhouse in beautiful Clinton Hill, one of Brooklyn’s prettiest neighborhoods, this apartment is a special find. It is also one of the few homes where the monthly costs are expected to go down! The building’s underlying mortgage and home equity loan will be paid off in Spring of 2017 when the maintenance will drop to approximately $500 a month. (Wow! – Gail )

Check out the listing online at Corcoran Dot Com for more information and directions to the open house!