This is a simple cast iron steam operated radiator that was in the artist’s studio on Greene Street. All winter long it would make strange noises and leak water. Here the artist uses its elegant shapes and forms as a structure for visually stimulating color play.
This suite is a continuation of the artist’s fascination with everyday objects found in his studio environment. He moved his studio from Broome Street to Greene Street in the center of the SoHo section of Manhattan in 1969. This suite focuses on scenes and objects in his Greene Street studio. The artist uses color and his sense of humor to make ordinary objects into images that are iconic– so that an ordinary roll of bathroom tissue, a toilet seat, and a toaster oven become something much more than they are in real life.