Originally conceived as a white-glove retirement home for elderly who had lost their fortunes during the Great Depression, the once decadent Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx itself fell from grace in the 30 years since it closed its doors. The grand manor had succumbed to natural decay until local arts initiative No Longer Empty reclaimed the property, inviting 32 artists to participate in This Side of Paradise, a site-specific public art exhibition that has transformed the space and brought the building back to the community.

Below is one of Mista Oh!’s favorites – Justen Ladda’s skeletal figures literally “pissing” their money away. Now that’s really “site-specific”!

Like Money Like Water - Justen Ladda

Click here to read more about This Side of Paradise from Cool Hunting

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