James Franco Watches Tilda Swinton Sleep In A Box For Art

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  • Tilda Swinton sleeps in a glass box for art performance at the MoMa in New York

    Tilda Swinton takes residency sleeping in a glass box at the Museum of Modern Art in New York- and James Franco comes to watch.

    The Oscar-winning actress was the star of the installation, called The Maybe, at the Museum Of Modern Art in the city on Saturday.

    Dressed in a pale blue shirt and blue trousers, Tilda spent the day laying in the glass box with just cushions and a jug of water.

    The Maybe is described as: ‘Living artist, glass, steel, mattress, pillow, linen, water, and spectacles,’ and has opened to rave reviews from spectators, including a certain Mr James Franco who apparently watched Swinton’s performance, along with Michael Stipe.


    Speaking to Gothamist, an insider said of the piece: ‘Museum staff doesn’t know she’s coming until the day of, but she’s here today. She’ll be there the whole day. All that’s in the box is cushions and a water jug.’

    They added: ‘Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum. Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open.’

    The piece was first performed in London in 1995.

    Last week Tilda was also the star of the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A and also appears in the iconic singer’s music video for new single The Stars (Are Out Tonight).


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