Satiate your dose of nostalgia tenfold by visiting this life-sized dollhouse at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Installed right at the entryway of the self-proclaimed anti-museum, this art piece, reminiscent of the Barbie dollhouses of your youth, was built by Japanese artist Amabouz Taturo (the pseudonym of artist Tatzu Nishi) as part of a group show celebrating childhood titled Another Banana Day for the Dream Fish. The eccentric name is an easter egg for literary nerds as it was inspired by a short story by J.D. Salinger, who's famous for his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye.
Divided into five rooms, the faux house has three levels made of wood and iron. It's your typical abode complete with a living room, a dining room, and your dream bedroom situated cozily in the privacy of the attic.
For its interior, its walls are adorned all over with impressive tromp-l'œil wallpaper, creating a 3D-illusion for the actually painted on furniture.
Apt to the museum’s theme for the summer, Nishi’s vision seeks to recapture one’s childhood memories, that of magic and exploration. Not only this, he also hopes to reach an audience outside of the art community, especially those who aren’t usually interested in the medium.
Better book that flight to the City of Lights fast, though—the exhibit’s inviting blue doors will only last until September 9, 2018!
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