Hendrix’s Brook Street Staircase Finds a New Home in Detroit
British artist Cornelia Parker’s installation made from part of the staircase Hendrix used at 23 Brook Street will now be appearing in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new gallery.
A part of the stairs leading to the Hendrix Flat here at 23 Brook Street has now been acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts. They were salvaged and transformed into a work of art called There must be some kind of way outta here (2016), by the British artist Cornelia Parker, who retrieved the parts of his staircase when she heard they were in danger of being lost during our transformation from the Handel House Museum into Handel & Hendrix in London.
There must be some kind of way outta here was first shown in the exhibition “Found”, which Parker curated at London’s Foundling Museum in 2016.