New York

Robert Huot

Paula Cooper Gallery | 529 West 21st Street

In a catalog mailed out from the Paula Cooper Gallery, Robert Huot pictured a number of his architectural detailing projects which had been installed in the lofts and homes of various friends or collectors as well as in the gallery. These projects consist of, for instance: painting alternately glossy and matte white stripes on a section of an already white wall; running a molding strip along two corner lengths of a floor baseboard; attaching ten short I-beams to a ceiling projection, or otherwise altering some detail of the room, its surfaces, or environmental context. Still, these changes retain the look of belonging to that place or context, so that their presence might not be readily apparent to the uninstructed viewer.

In the gallery, Huot painted two walls of a room blue (listing the exact brand and serial number of the paint in his announcement); then he sanded the wood floor and

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