Room by Room

It took John Ashbery over a decade to decorate all fourteen rooms of the Hudson house.  During these years, Ashbery and David Kermani spent many weekends hunting in antique shops throughout upstate New York and moving furniture from room to room as he found new pieces.  By the early 1990s, the house felt complete, though Ashbery continued to play with the arrangement of smaller collections and the placement of some objects and paintings.