On the rooftop of Dia, West installs twenty-seven welded steel couches with cotton slipcovers and accompanying tables. He develops a black and white color scheme, a departure from his preference of multiple colors, which his collaborator Gilbert Bretterbauer sews into bold iconic patterns. West invites the viewer to participate and interact with the objects.
Franz West was born in Vienna in 1947. He died in Vienna in 2012.