24K Magic in the Air, 2017
3D printed acrylate, 3D printed 18K gold plated brass, acrylic, wood
13 x 29 x 1.5 in / 33 x 73.7 x 3.8 cm
Edition of 3
24k Magic in the Air distorts the ornate Beaux Arts facade of the St. Regis hotel in New York into a sculptural wall-relief. Unthinkably wealthy warring real estate, rail, and oil barons shaped the history of the iconic hotel, which today rivals competitors like the Waldorf-Astoria and Trump Tower. Monaghan gives its Neo-Baroque exterior a dystopian update with 3D printed acrylate and gold plated brass that speaks to the luxe sham of capitalism.