I’ll be the first to admit that my taste in art is elementary at best. I still don’t “get” the Andy Warhol Campbell Soup cans, and I think the Mona Lisa is neither particularly pretty nor interesting. I’ve drawn larger and more expressive faces on restaurant napkins.
However, Tilda Swinton has taken “art” to a place that makes Warhol look as stodgy and traditional as a Puritan sermon. This past Saturday, the Academy Award-winning actress set herself up in a small glass box at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of an unannounced performance piece titled, “The Maybe.” Swinton, wearing jeans and a button-down Oxford, lay on a simple mattress with a white sheet inside a transparent display case. Then … she fell asleep. For the rest of the day.