evening, Levine and Gross have arranged to attend a talk at the Museum of Modern Art. It is by Paola Antonelli, curator of an exhibition called Items: Is Fashion Modern? which has just opened. They invite me along.
“She’s been good to us, so we should support her,” Levine explains. “They took our speaker in the MoMA gift shop. Do you know how difficult it is to get something in there?”
Have they sold any? A 16kg concrete speaker is a different proposition to a Warhol pen or a Lichtenstein tea towel, after all.
“Yeah,” Levine grins. “We made the world’s most non-portable, portable speaker.”
After the talk, we walk round the exhibition of 111 designs MoMA deems to have changed fashion. These are listed on a wall-sized display at the entrance: Adidas Superstars, Bucket