Artists and Collectors on the Outdoor Art They Love

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Peter Brant II, 2011. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The ever-enterprising Architectural Digest has just published a post called “The Inquisitive Guest,” for which it asked a variety of art types, like MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and artists Maurizio Cattelan, Marina Abramovic and George Condo, about their favorite places for viewing art outdoors. Their answers are astounding. Which artist loves the Tuileries in Paris? Who considers Pompeii a sculpture garden? And who could do without art in nature altogether? Read on.

Here are some of our favorite responses from the bunch:

Klaus Biesenbach’s surprising answer, “My favorite sculpture garden is definitely MoMA.”

Performance goddess Marina Abramovic gave a spiritually pitch-perfect response, “I don’t think nature needs art…. The art is like oxygen. But I don’t really like sculpture gardens.”

But our favorite came from the young and snappy Peter Brant II, who knows where it’s at: “I have friends in Beverly Hills who have something like 250 Rodins in their garden.”