Artist Duplicates JPMorgan Chase’s Bathroom, Installs It in Public Diner
3:15 pm, September 29th | by Amy Tennery
Superflex, a conceptual art group, has recreated the executive toilet found at JPMorgan Chase headquarters and installed it for all the world to use, inside a Lower East Side eatery.
Now you, too, can crap like an investment banker.
The piece is entitled “Power Toilet.” Talk about a porcelain throne, eh?
Artist Bjørnstjerne Christiansen told Artinfo that he hoped the piece would help break bring the recession to life… or something:
“When you enter into a diner, it’s a functional place — it has its life,” says Superflex member Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. “Then all of a sudden you go into the toilet. At first you may notice it looks a bit strange for a place like this — it’s really the working class who come here. We hope people could make the links to JP Morgan Chase or what the financial crisis means to them personally, as a story, as a cultural discussion.”
The floor and fixtures alone cost $5,000 in the JPMorgan bathroom (which, honestly, doesn’t look all that remarkable to us), according to some stats that Artlog got its hands on. The installation (at Olympic Restaurant at 115 Delancey Street) is permanent, so you’ve got plenty of time to get over there, if you want to use the creative commode.
[H/T Daily Intel]
(Image courtesy of Superflex)