If you're anything like me, I often love the idea of an art exhibition more than physically going to one. Don't get me wrong, I'm one cultured son of a bitch, but it's often a case of hit and miss.
However, horror fans are in for an absolute, 100% guaranteed treat if they visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. You see, the roof garden, which is a popular hangout on the long, sunny days of summer, has been transformed into something special.
British artist Cornelia Parker has created a jaw-dropping exhibition, named "Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)," which is a replica of the creepy, mummified mommy dwelling house of Psycho's iconic sociopath, Norman Bates.
'House By The Railroad'
The structure is made from reclaimed wood and inspired by Edward Hopper, an artist who had a fondness for including decrepit old houses in many of his paintings. One in particular, "House By the Railroad," is said to have been the inspiration for the building in the 1960 movie.
In an interview with Vogue, Parker explained her motivation for the exhibition. She said:
“What I most wanted to do was to add something to the New York City skyline — something quite incongruous and that felt like a boiled-down essence, combining the romanticism of the red barn with its opposite."
If you're interested, you can attend the exhibition all the way up until October 31st this year. Just, erm, maybe shower beforehand.
Would you visit the PsychoBarn?