Sep 15, 2009

Lever House lobby

My friend Kingsley works in the Lever House Building, Manhattan's first glass-skinned skyscraper built between 1951 and 1952. The idea was to have a sparkly clean building for one of the leading soap manufactures in the country, hence the glass and modernity. In 1998 when Kingsley's boss took over the building, the lobby space became an exciting and sometimes avant garde rotating installation space. The Lever House Art Collection is curated by Richard Marshall, an associate curator for the Whitney Museum. Besides the current installation (as seen in a few iPhone snaps below) The Lever House Art Collection has featured works by Jorge Pardo, E.V. Day, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. Wouldn't you like to work there? I would. The lobby is open to the public, so come check it out: 390 Park Avenue, New York City.

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