Performance artist Marina Abramovic has officially sold the Soho loft she once praised as a "beautiful harmony of space and light" at $3.2 million, more than double the amount she originally shelled out for the space in 2001.
According to The Real Deal real estate blog, Abramovic purchased the one-bedroom loft at 70 Wooster Street for $1.5 million, a decision she says took only 30 seconds to make. The lucky new owner is Melissa Ormond, a president at Madison Square Garden Entertainment.
Abramovic's iconic 2010 performance piece at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "The Artist is Present," is now the focus of a new HBO film also titled "The Artist is Present."
According to the broker who managed her listing at Sotheby's, Abramovic felt is was just time to "move on," but would not detail where her new digs would be.
We're guessing Ormond will opt out of carrying on Abramovic's strict rules required of her guests, which included a limited stay of up to three nights and mandatory sleeping quarters settled on a "uncomfortable daybed."
See photos of the stunning loft below courtesy of Sotheby's:
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