High-end fashion hits New York

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The Independent US

This monumental work by the French artist Christian Boltanski, comprises 30 tonnes of discarded clothing.

Every few minutes, a crane's claw plunges into the pile, picks up clothes and drops them again. The piece is set to a soundtrack of thousands of beating human hearts. The act, says The New York Times, is "meant to resonate with the arbitrariness of death and survival". The installation, No Man's Land, went on display this week in New York, filling the hall with 45 rectangular plots of clothes and one huge pile.