"Nose Sconces with Flowers" and "Ear Sofa" (2009)

"Nose Sconces with Flowers" and "Ear Sofa," 2009
Sconces: Polyurethane rubber, rigid polyurethane, and wood, 34 3/5 x 22 x 17 inches Sofa: Memory foam, polyurethane rubber, rigid polyurethane, and wood, 51 1/5 x 104 x 38 3/10 inches
© John Baldessari
Courtesy the artist and Beyer LLC

"I figured it’s everything that Mies van der Rohe would hate. I’m having manufactured a couch in the shape of an ear, which will be against a blank wall. And not only will there be a couch in the shape of an ear, but it will be flanked left and right by two upturned noses as sconces, so that you will either have light or flowers coming out of the nostrils."

-John Baldessari