Night, (1947) by sculptor Alberto Giacometti, was one of a handful of artworks that Philip Johnson displayed in the Glass House while he lived there. The plaster sculpture was granted a place of honor atop the central glass coffee table that Mies van der Rohe designed for Johnson. In the 1960s, Night began to shed its outer layer and was eventually sent to the artist’s studio for repair. Giacometti died before the work was conserved, and the sculpture was never returned.
In homage, the Glass House presents Night (1947–2015), an innovative sculpture-in-residence exhibition guest curated by Jordan Stein. The ongoing exhibition will feature contemporary artists whose works contend with the legacy of Night, starting with Ken Price's Doola.
What object has gone missing in your life? Not stolen, just absent. And where could it be?
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