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British artist Cornelia Parker creates a site-specific installation atop The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation will be the fourth in a series of commissions created specifically for the outdoor space.
Whether or not you go, the companion publication, Cornelia Parker: The Roof Garden Commission, documents howTurner Prize–nominated British artist Cornelia Parker's Roof Garden Commission, merges two iconic examples of American architecture: the red barn and the infamous mansion on a hill from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho – itself inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. The resulting piece is brilliantly allusive, exploring the tension between the tropes represented by these two cultural symbols. This slim volume includes an interview with the artist in which she eloquently illuminates her work and influences.