It's Raining Narcissism in West Hollywood
You won't get an answer to that question at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which is now showing a literal recreation of the 2001 hotel room, by artist Simon Birch. That has become another selfie-museum feeding frenzy, with timed tickets. Incidentally, Hallmark is planning a HAL 9000 Christmas ornament.
The irony is that 80s PoMo was faulted for its irony and obsession with pop culture. Bloom (who studied under John Baldessari at CalArts) has always been among the most subversively funny of the Pictures Generation. These days, Bloom looks dead serious.