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Saturday, 22 February 2014

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First piece in space art gallery

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, has confirmed that Petrov Daviditch's Post Modern Masterpiece, Yellow Ladder Floating in Deep Space, has been successfully put into orbit as the Milky Way Galaxy's first known art installation.

Maya Morrison, curator of the transcendental elitist post-modern section of MoMA, said, "We contacted NASA, who didn't seem to be as busy as usual, and asked if they would have the time to send our Yellow Ladder piece into space. Thankfully, they had an opening in their rocket launching schedule and we arranged for the launch to occur this morning at sunrise from Cape Canavaral."

Yellow Ladder Floating in Deep Space was created by Daviditch in 1974 and is priced at $6 million. The cost to launch the piece into orbit was a little under $1 million, paid for by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. It is the first of many art works that will be sent into space through this cooperative effort between MoMA, NASA, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Morrison explained, "For many years one of our MoMA dreams was to have an important piece of modern art in space. Now that dream has come true. We are truly grateful to NASA and the American people for letting us use the rocket launching facility and personnel. It is our hope that when future astronauts on the International Space Station look out the window, they will see the Yellow Ladder and be inspired by it."

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