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American Psycho

Patrick Bateman is young, white, beautiful, ivy leagued, and indistinguishable from his Wall Street colleagues. Shielded by conformity, privilege, and wealth, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer, roaming freely and fearlessly. His murderous impulses are fueled by zealous materialism and piercing envy when he discovers someone else has acquired more than he has. An allegory for the extreme of capitalism, and the loneliness of wealth, the movie is a deeply disturbing looking into the psyche of a stylish, albeit unhinged overachiever. The movie is based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” conducted in 1971.

The apartment played just as prominent a role in the movie as Christian Bale. Production Design was by Gideon Ponte with Set Decoration by Jeanne Develle. The dwelling is crisp, stark and spartan. Its only colors are black and white with shadowed hues coming in through the blinds. Nothing appears comfortable. Everything is modular and  just so – not a hair or speck out of place. Uber contemporary, light filled apartments tend to be a bit too OCD and clinical for my liking.

American Psycho Set Design by The Walkup in Silver Screen Scenes3D Rendering of Set by Tyson Junkers

You can’t deny that Mr. Bateman’s got style (or purchased it). Those Barcelona Chairs, that print by Robert Longo (Untitled, charcoal, graphite, and ink on paper; 1981)!

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“I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor. My name is Patrick Bateman. I’m 27 years old.” – Patrick Bateman

American Psycho Set Design by The Walkup in Silver Screen Scenes

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LIVE IN A BLACK AND WHITE, HIGH CONTRAST, CORPORATE WORLD OF EXTREMES: 

American Psycho Movie Set and Home Decor by The Walkup

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Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a Senior Strategist at Brooklyn United, a digital agency for bold brands. In her spare time, Keren can usually be found taking photos of old doors, visiting museum, soaking in Epsom salts, admiring copper pots, reading dystopian science fiction or sneaking a slice of lemon into her drinks. Her motto is, “A morning without coffee is sleep.” She lives in a brownstone with her cat, Cagney, husband, Michael, and son, Josiah, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

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