Update: Well, shit.
Palm Springs mirror house begins to come down https://t.co/5ndSYnEd2Y
— Desert Sun News Feed (@DesertSunNews) December 6, 2017
Original article: The insanely popular house made of mirrors art installation from this Spring’s Desert X is still standing in Palm Springs despite an order from the city to be taken down before the end of November.
“Mirage,” which was created by artists Doug Aitken, was a huge hit with locals and tourists alike with many flocking to the site in order to get some pics for the Gram. Aitken had asked the city to keep the home in place through next Spring but the city council – which hates all things cool and fun – voted that the home be destroyed, giving a November 30 deadline.
MIRAGE is a site-specific installation set in the Southern California desert development, Desert Palisades. Utilizing the form of a ranch-style suburban American house, the sculpture is composed of reflective mirrored surfaces. MIRAGE distills the recognizable and repetitious suburban home into the essence of its lines, reflecting and disappearing into the vast western landscape. Mirage opened on February 25, 2017 as a part of Desert X exhibition.
Well, now here we are, nearly a week after the deadline and the mirror house is still standing.
So what’s the deal? Well, the city says they have been in contact with the people behind “Mirage” and that there is a new deadline to get it torn down.
“We have been in communication with the owner, and they are coordinating with a contractor to obtain that permit. If the work is not completed by the due date, we will continue with Code Enforcement action which may include daily citations,” Jim Zicaro, Director of Building and Code Enforcement for the City of Palm Springs, told KESQ in a statement.
So, if you have been thinking about using the home to take a rad looking Christmas card, there’s still time.