Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre

May 16, 2015 – June 4, 2017

Installation by Darren Waterston, Photo: John Tsantes

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1, North Galleries Floor Plan

This exhibition centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. He reinterprets James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin, an aesthetic space that is literally overburdened by its own excesses—of materials, history, and creativity. Like Filthy Lucre and the original Peacock Room, this exhibition invites viewers to consider the complex relationships among art, money, and the passage of time.