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Carsten Höller Exhibition Sets Record for New Museum, Surprising No One

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Today in unsurprising-but-still-significant museum attendance news, the New Museum has announced that its Carsten Höller exhibition drew more visitors per day than any other show in the museum’s history. More than 30,000 people have gone down the two-story slide, and the museum says it expects a total of 100,000 visitors by the time the show ends its three-month run on Sunday, according to the New York Times.

Portions of the exhibition, including the germy sensory deprivation tank that New Museum rep Gabriel Einsohn said continued to run out of towels even after use was restricted to one person by the New York City Health Department, have already closed.

Didn’t have the time to wait in line to ride down Höller’s slide? Check out ARTINFO art critic Ben Davis’s take on “Carsten Höller and the Slippery Slope of Relational Aesthetics.”

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  1. Hardly difficult, its not like anyone ever went before. Not a great attendance number considering the promo. But overwhelms for this Neverland of academic inbreeding, rickets and all.

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