Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s “Filthy Lucre”

filthy lucre, a version of the peacock room but the shelves are warped, ceramics melting, painting ruined
  • Dates

    May 15, 2015 to June 4, 2017

  • Location

    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

  • Collection Area

    American Art

Filthy Lucre, an immersive installation by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room—an icon of American art—as a decadent ruin collapsing under the weight of its own creative excess. Forging a link between inventive and destructive forces, Filthy Lucre forms the centerpiece of Peacock Room REMIX, an exhibition that highlights the complicated and often dramatic tensions between art world egos, monetary and aesthetic value, and creative expression.

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