Art
6,001 Hypes 0 Comments

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' House Gets Recreated on the Met Museum's Rooftop

Tour a replica of the Bates home from the 1960s thriller.

While the Metropolitan Museum in New York is most notable for its sizable fine art collection and Beaux-Arts style architecture, the rooftop has quickly transitioned as another focal point during the summer due to its scenic views of Central Park and temporary immersive art installations. For the fourth year of the museum’s commissioned rooftop art series, British sculptor Cornelia Parker’s “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” takes center stage, as it replicates the two-sided set that served as the Bates’ family home in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960s thriller Psycho. The 30-foot-tall sculpture also took cues from the movie set’s original inspiration, The House by the Railroad by Edward Hopper, which features an ornate Victorian home in upstate New York. In an interview with Fast Company, Parker stated that she wanted to juxtapose the “wholesome” quality of a barn with what the Psycho house represents: “The dark psychological stuff you don’t want to look at.” The piece is actually two facades supported by scaffolding, constructed by Showman Fabricators in nearby Long Island City, highlighting the contrast of rural American architecture against urban skyscrapers both in history and location. “PsychoBarn” is on view now through October 31.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Watch Gigi Hadid Fool Around in These 'Sports Illustrated' Outtakes
Art

Watch Gigi Hadid Fool Around in These 'Sports Illustrated' Outtakes

On the beaches of Bora Bora.

Take a Mind-Bending Journey Through the Streets of Tokyo
Art

Take a Mind-Bending Journey Through the Streets of Tokyo

A captivating portrayal of Japan’s capital.

Damien Hirst's Artworks Reportedly Leak Formaldehyde Fumes
Art

Damien Hirst's Artworks Reportedly Leak Formaldehyde Fumes

According to a recent study, some of the YBA’s most iconic works leak carcinogenic gas.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Puts Its Quirky Touch on 'Printed Pages'
Art

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Puts Its Quirky Touch on 'Printed Pages'

The viral video sensation gets the cover treatment by Neil Bedford.

Peter Zimmermann Floods the Freiburg Museum With Colorful Pools
Art

Peter Zimmermann Floods the Freiburg Museum With Colorful Pools

An immersive, 425 square meter piece.


These Aerial Satellite Photos Remind Us How Big the World Is
Art

These Aerial Satellite Photos Remind Us How Big the World Is

And how much the world has developed.

The Guggenheim Is Installing a Solid 18-Karat Gold Toilet
Art

The Guggenheim Is Installing a Solid 18-Karat Gold Toilet

And it actually works.

This New Video Lets Us All Reminisce on the Past Decade of Viral Dance Sensations
Art

This New Video Lets Us All Reminisce on the Past Decade of Viral Dance Sensations

From “Crank That” to the “Shmoney Dance.”

Jeff Koons' 'Balloon Dog' Plate Is the Perfect Birthday Gift for the Art Lover in Your Life
Art

Jeff Koons' 'Balloon Dog' Plate Is the Perfect Birthday Gift for the Art Lover in Your Life

The modern-day Trojan Horse does not come cheap.

'ibought' Vol. 12 Features Cav Empt's Toby Feltwell, Porter and UNITED ARROWS
Art

'ibought' Vol. 12 Features Cav Empt's Toby Feltwell, Porter and UNITED ARROWS

Shopping season is here.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please whitelist our site to show your support. We’d really appreciate it.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.