Fall Asleep With New Museum’s ‘Bedtime Stories’ Series

words by angelyn

Being under quarantine has led to us having sleepless nights and hopefully, the New Museum’s latest initiative to share bedtime stories with artists such as Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons help ease trying times. New York’s New Museum and Maurizio Cattelan have asked some of the world’s biggest artists to share parts of their favourite books or even their own creation.

Iggy Pop kicked off the series by sharing about a beloved stray dog from Mexico which was the ‘best part of his life’ but is ultimately run over by a car while eating some trash. While David Bryne will read from “The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,” a case study by the social psychologist Milton Rokeach about an experiment he conducted on three patients who believed themselves to be Jesus Christ.

Cattelan also shared his hope for the series: “I thought of this project really not as an artwork but simply as a way of being together with others in a moment of isolation.” To listen to the daily Bedtime Stories until the end of June, head over to New Museum’s website or Instagram page.