Installation Opening on Saturday, 25 January 2020

Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined

  • Opening on Saturday, 25 January 2020

  • The Porter Gallery

  • Free

This immersive installation by contemporary artist Darren Waterston presents a detailed and decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room, a sumptuous 19th-century interior.

Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre was created by the artist in collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York.

Installation Highlights

View of the gold stalactites inside Darren Waterson's Filthy Lucre installation.
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono
Detail showing broken pots, Darren Waterson's installation 'Filthy Lucre'
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Photo by Amber Gray / @mz_amber_gray
Detail of fireplace, inside Darren Waterson's installation 'Filthy Lucre'.
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Photo by Amber Gray / @mz_amber_gray
Detail view of the broken pots and walls inside Darren Waterson's 'Filthy Lucre' installation.
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono
View of the gold fireplace with stalactites and paint on the floor, inside Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre installation.
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Photo by Amber Gray / @mz_amber_gray
Detail of the golden peacock mural inside Darren Waterston's 'Filthy Lucre'
Darren Waterson, Filthy Lucre. Photo by Amber Gray / @mz_amber_gray

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Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined
Background image: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono