Famed contemporary artist and Guggenheim rotunda innovator James Turrell is having a Gramercy Park moment. The Arizona-based lighting whiz just listed his own pied-a-terre, which comes with a park key, for $2.85 million. (And clearly it belongs to to him not because its decor is in any way exceptional, but because a) there's a photo of his decades-long project at the Roden crater leaning against a wall and b) his name is on the deed.) But wait! Another property hit the market at the same time. "Alchemy: A James Turrell Space" is a unit he combined at 26 Gramercy Park South that comes with with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a coveted key to the park. With some seriously sleek design in the great room-slash-kitchen and a curvaceous tub, this is more like what you'd expect from Turrell. His modern minimalist mini-masterpiece, staged with little but for scattered seats of various types, is asking $2.2 million.
· Listing: 26 Gramercy Park South #5AB [Sotheby's via StreetEasy]
· Artist James Turrell Wants $2.85M for Gramercy Pied-à-Terre [Curbed]