The Judd Foundation appears to be bucking authority by potentially violating New York’s short-term rental laws, and putting Donald Judd’s spectacularly renovated former Soho home and studio on Airbnb for $2,000 a night.
The Airbnb posting lists the $23-million restored loft with a minimum stay of 2 nights, accommodating up to 7 guests. As for amenities, there is a long list of No’s, barring pets and kids, and providing only a bed sans kitchen — though it looks like smoking is allowed.
If this isn’t a joke (like we suspect it is) then lay back on Judd’s floor bed and enjoy a cigarette while being lulled to sleep by the gentle humming of Dan Flavin’s permanently installed fluorescent sculptures, and just be aware that you may be costing the Judd Foundation a fine of $1,000-$5,000 if they get caught by the city.
— Alanna Martinez