Guggenheim Gets Involved with Improv Everywhere’s ‘Sleeper Car’ Stunt… for Art!

Last May, The New York Times ran an article about a transit performance piece that turned the L train into a high-class restaurant for several stops. Waiters brought out brunch for participants, who tried not to spill their panna cotta all over their laps as the subway lurched back and forth.

The exhibition smelled of an Improv Everywhere stunt, but as The Times pointed out, it was actually a collaboration with several big-name restaurants. We felt deceived! Now its impossible to tell the difference between a no-pants subway ride by Improv Everywhere’s Charlie Todd and a staged public exhibition planned by a larger entity… especially when the two team up together.

That’s what happened when stillspotting nyc–a Guggenheim Museum Urban Studies project–asked Mr. Todd’s help to create a  “Sleeper Car” in a New York subway.

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Guggenheim Gets Involved with Improv Everywhere’s ‘Sleeper Car’ Stunt… for Art!