Tony Oursler’s Childhood Home On the Market at $1.95 Million

He was friendly with fellow Nyack native Edward Hopper.

Tony Oursler== PUBLIC ART FUND 2015 SPRING BENEFIT== Metropolitan West, NYC== April 14, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

If you’re in the market for a 4,000-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian just north of Manhattan, Tony Oursler‘s childhood home in Nyack might be of interest—if you’re willing to spend the requested sum of $1.95 million.

According to the New York Post, Oursler’s parents, who listed the house back in 2014, have dropped the asking price from $2.2 million. The family bought the 1900 house for $38,000 in 1956, the year before the artist was born.

As the New York Times wrote in 2013, Oursler was friendly with artist Edward Hopper, also a Nyack native.

Oursler is known for multimedia installations in which he projects video of human faces onto inanimate objects, with sometimes awkward and disquieting results. He also collaborated with the late David Bowie, directing a music video in 2013.

Tony Oursler's childhood home in Nyack, NY.<br>Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Reality.

Tony Oursler’s childhood home in Nyack, NY.
Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Reality.

Sotheby’s, which is handling the sale, indicates that in addition to the single-family home’s seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, the interiors also boast a wood-paneled library and a tower room with skylights.

The property is currently listed with Sharon Knizeski of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Tony Oursler's childhood home in Nyack, NY.<br>Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.

Tony Oursler’s childhood home in Nyack, NY.
Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Tony Oursler's childhood home in Nyack, NY.<br>Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.

Tony Oursler’s childhood home in Nyack, NY.
Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty.


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