Wilt-Chamberlain

Playroom, Paul Pfeiffer, 2012

Steel, glass one-way mirror, wood, MDF, fabric, upholstery, and lights.

On view at Paula Cooper gallery in NYC until October 13th, 2012.

Pfeiffer has created a sculpture based on the “playroom” from legendary basketball player Wilt Chamberlain’s Los Angeles mansion. Built in 1971 to Chamberlain’s specifications, the mansion was widely publicized in the press as a palace dedicated to luxury and sensual pleasure. The playroom, which was paneled in mirrors and upholstered with wall to wall sofas around a fur-covered waterbed, appears here in an abstracted, open-ended version, emptied of its décor and revealing the core geometries of the design.