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Filthy Lucre is constructed as a freestanding shell with a plywood base. It was designed to fit within the available exhibition space at MASS MoCA, a former textile mill.
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Teak Lynner of the F|S prep shop traveled to North Adams in early March for the deinstallation of Filthy Lucre. The crew at MASS MoCA takes apart the drop ceiling.
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The eerie red glow behind the shutters is from filtered fluorescent lights installed below a translucent scrim panel.
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Modular sections of Filthy Lucre come apart and rejoin easily, and the shelving is permanently attached. They are built at 90 percent scale of the Peacock Room.
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Darren Waterston’s version of The Princess from the Land of Porcelain fills the space above the mantelpiece. The fireplace is a separate unit that slides into place.
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The wall panels of Filthy Lucre are constructed of plywood mounted to a welded aluminum framework. Teak’s photos help with installing the sections at the Sackler Gallery.
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Hand-crafted pendant lights are packed for shipment from MASS MoCA to their installation in the Sackler Gallery.
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