December 2, 2010  |  MoMA Stores
Baby It’s Cold Outside

Jim Hodges. Untitled (Double-Sided Blanket). 1998

For this piece, New York City–based artist Jim Hodges wanted to create an imaginary landscape in the form of a blanket meant to resemble a body of water. The blanket “reflects” a poem-fragment written by Hodges, which reads, “If there had been a pool it would have reflected us.” The blanket measures 52 x 72 inches, the exact dimensions of the artist’s own bed, and comes in a half-silvered sleeve. Hodges often transforms mundane materials into works of art inspired by natural forms; some of his best-known works feature cascading curtains composed of silk flowers.

Active use of the blanket is encouraged! It’s perfect for the winter weather, and is now available to the public in limited quantities, and all proceeds benefit MoMA PS1.