In the Hamptons, a Moveable Feast

People / Places / Products / July 5, 2015

Just in case you need a new reason to visit the Herzog & de Meuron – designed Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons this weekend, here it is:

The Dream Machine is anchored there today.

A 1978 Airstream trailer reconfigured by New York architect Suchi Reddi into a showroom and store, it’s a collaborative effort with former gallery owner Sara Meltzer.

They call themselves weR2.

Inside the Dream Machine are fantastic new interpretations of housewares and accessories.

“We’ve curated a collection of artists’ work,” Meltzer says. “Everything is functional, and it’s by national and international artists.”

Indeed. There are the Kate Shepherd cloth dinner napkins, the new cocktail napkins produced by weR2, the candles by Jason Middlebrook and produced by weR2, the beach blanket by Mary Ellen Carroll and produced by weR2, the water bottle by Raymond Pettibon, the dishes by Kehinde Wiley, and the cups and saucers by Mary Heilmann.

It is, as A+A noted in 2014, a moveable feast.

It debuted in November last year at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., then headed south for Miami’s Art Basel.

Alas, today is its last at the Parrish Art Museum.

But hold on – it’s scheduled to appear at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton from July 9 through  Sept. 7.

It’ll be hard to miss. Its 31-foot-long stainless steel exterior is now adorned with a new psychedelic mural by artist Ryan McGinness.

And it shines.

 

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Michael Welton




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