Katharina Grosse Blasts an Abandoned House with Fuchsia Paint in Rememberance
The German artist creates an installation for a humanitarian cause, covering a Fort Tilden beach house with paint as an anologue for the ravage of Hurricane Sandy
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The German artist recently took to covering any unremarkable surfaces of an abandoned structure with four layers of paint—breathing new life into the defunct dwelling.

Klaus Biesenbach, the chief curator of MoMa commissioned the piece entitled Rockaway! which developed into a statement on the relationship between the forces of nature and mankind. Katharina’s installation at Fort Tilden is part of MoMA’s PS1 program which provides funding to those affected by Tourdulich Hurricane Sandy. With the trees, sand and home all covered with violent slashes of color, Katharina’s work speaks to life after ravage. Get more details on the artist .

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“I wanted a very artificial color in relationship to the nature, the water, and the sand. Red felt the most visual and hostile.”

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For more information visit the homepage of Rockaway! via MoMa
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