Leidy Churchman

Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere
2015

Not on view

Artist
Leidy Churchman

Title
Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere

Date
2015

Classification
Paintings

Medium
Oil on linen

Dimensions
Overall: 72 × 60 1/8 in. (182.9 × 152.7 cm)

Accession number
2015.164

Credit line
Gift of Avo Samuelian and Hector Manuel Gonzalez

Rights and reproductions information
© artist or artist’s estate


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  • Human Interest, Kids

    Leidy Churchman, Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere, 2015

    Leidy Churchman, Tallest Residential Tower in the Western Hemisphere, 2015

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    Narrator: From inside a bathroom high in the sky, we look down and see the skyline of Manhattan. With a palette full of pastel colors, Leidy Churchman shows us both an inside space and an outside space at the same time.

    The artist made this painting based on an advertising photograph that was sent to newspapers before this extra-tall skyscraper was even built! Picture yourself in this painting’s beautiful pink bathtub, high above New York. It’s really calm, but kind of empty too, so far from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Living in a tall penthouse in New York may be the ultimate luxury. But here Churchman suggests that living on top of the world could also be lonely.



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