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Historic Upper East Side Home Turns High-Art Haunted House

Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte's new exhibition, Die Hexe, transforms the Luxembourg & Dayan gallery's Upper East Side townhouse (where the Mamas and the Papas once lived) into a Lynchian haunted house of sorts. His five-room solo show incorporates the work of Bjarne Melgaard, Mike Kelley, and Robert Gober as "found objects, not precious art," Da Corte tells W Magazine. "When you go into a home and paint the walls, you're camouflaging the experience of the person that was there before—but it's still the same walls. Architecture preserves ghosts."

It's compelling, eerie, and Clockwork Orange-y >>