NYC's New Museum has launched a new daily audio series called "Bedtime Stories" which is a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan who you may know as the guy who taped bananas to gallery walls at Art Basel in Miami and sold them for $120k. Here's more:

Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book – a sentence, passage, chapter, or more – to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. Some chose to read existing works, others to read their own writings, still others to create impromptu performances. Whether drawn from memory, imagination, or cherished volumes kept close at hand, the recordings by artists were captured quickly in an unfiltered fashion on phones or laptops in their homes or studios around the world.

The first bedtime story is from Iggy Pop who reads an ode to his his late dog, Tromba. "From the first time I saw you," Iggy begins, "standing there on the other side of the divided highway, smelling the meat coming out of meatlocker at the minimart, I knew you were the dog for me." Listen to the whole thing below.

Other folks tapped for upcoming Bedtime Stories, which will be released daily, include David Byrne, Jeff Koons, Nicole Eisenman, Takashi Murakami, Jordan Wolfson, and more.

Check out a gallery of Iggy Pop at the 2020 Tibet House Benefit:

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