HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: LA HüTTE ROYAL
Tucked inconspicuously on a quiet street in Troy Hill, 1812 Rialto St is quietly bowling over its visitors. Opened in October 2013, La Hütte Royal is installation experience unlike any others I’ve ever experienced. Commissioned by Pittsburgh art collector Evan Mirapaul, the house was transformed by German artist, Thorsten Brinkman from a squatters paradise to a incredible and bizarre collection of things ranging from pickled onion jars to countless records evolving as you move from room to room in the house. Photos and descriptions don’t do the permanent installation justice (that is remarkably also free of cost); it is one that should be experienced first hand. To do so, block off an afternoon and make an appointment (which is required) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will leave wanting to schedule your next visit back.