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Happy Birthday David Ireland & Mr. Gordon!

This week at 500 Capp Street we are celebrating not only one, but two birthdays; David Ireland’s birthday on August 25th and Mr. Gordon’s birthday on August 30th. Mr. Gordon was, a boarder that Ireland inherited when he purchased the house at 500 Capp Street. Mr....

Construction Update – One Year Into The Journey!

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the start of heavy construction at 500 Capp Street. After six years of working on a detailed plan of action, the past 12 months have flown by in whirlwind of activity. 500 Capp Street is now secure on a...

Other Site-Specific Works

David Ireland’s home on 500 Capp Street has become known as his masterpiece. During his career Ireland worked on other site-specific environmental artworks. Partnering with other artists on design and furniture, David Ireland created functional spaces that were considered art, like his home at 500...

The Patriarch of Conceptual Art

This week we are celebrating the birthday of one of David Ireland’s greatest inspirations, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp was a French born artist who greatly influenced Ireland and is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. He is most widely known for his...

Melding Art & Life

“So much of what I do is living my life and art simply occurs in the process.” This quote from David Ireland speaks to belief that art and life are inseparable and indistinguishable from one another. This philosophy is directly reflected in 500 Capp Street. Ireland’s...

Elevating Objects: The Cabinets & Vitrines of David Ireland

We all have cabinets in our homes, and the home of David Ireland is no different. However, the many cabinets in 500 Capp Street had a different function than most. Rather than cups, plates, or the standard fare one would see in domestic cupboards, Ireland...