GOTHAM ART & THEATER
by Elisabeth Kley
Edward Kienholz’ celebrated period piece, Roxys
(1960-61), a haunting recreation of the salon of a famous 1940s Los Angeles brothel, was nostalgic even when Kienholz first made it almost 50 years ago. Period furniture and dim lighting, a jukebox playing big band tunes, and a goldfish bowl with live fish are among the details. Every table has a doily and the loudly ticking grandfather clock is set to the present time.