Friday, May 11, 2012

Photo Essay: Andrew Freedman Home, (Almost) Abandoned (Color)

The Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx has stood abandoned since the 1980s, but recently a renovation project has unearthed a number of relics, many of which have been incorporated into various sculptures and installations as part of an art exhibit called "This Side of Paradise" which has opened the grandiose house up to the public for the first time in decades.

The ground floor's now-converted ballrooms-cum-galleries look relatively occupied: painted, scraped, swept, kempt.



But there are signs of its age, and of the decades of neglect from which the residence now emerges...



...in the corners...



...upstairs...



...up-upstairs, beyond the "No Access" ropes.



Or is it just another art installation?



Related Reading:
Photo Essay: Andrew Freedman Home: (Almost) Abandoned (B&W)
Photo Essay: Inside Governor's Island
Photo Essay: Mr. Brainwash Art Show 2011 Closing Night 

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