Ever wanted to peek inside former child star Macaulay Culkin’s home, without the fear of improvised booby traps? Bullett magazine went inside Culkin’s 5,100-square-foot $2 million Soho apartment-turned-art-studio strewn with cigarette butts, red Christmas lights and 40-ounce alcohol bottles.
The 32-year-old actor shares the workspace with the two other members of his 3MB Collective, Adam Green and Toby Goodshank of the Moldy Peaches. Culkin was inspired to get the apartment from his memories of the Tom Hanks movie Big, which he watched two years before his breakout role at the age of 10 in Home Alone.
“After seeing Big,” Culkin told Bullett, “I wanted a loft space with an elevator that opened directly into my apartment, just like Tom Hanks did.”
Culkin, Green and Goodshank are currently displaying their artwork at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village; their work, which includes paintings of the Seinfeld cast standing naked on the Wheel of Fortune, plays heavily on 1980s and 1990s pop culture. “We took a lot of things from our own youths, from 5 to 25 years old,” Culkin told Bullett. “It’s almost self-referential in that we’re referencing ourselves when we’re referencing Hackers. It’s essentially a box within a box.”
Details about Culkin’s acid-trip digs and lifestyle from the interview:
- Culkin hosted a Halloween bash called “Hoganoween,” where only people dressed as the less-incredible Hulk will be let in.
- Spotted in the home: “Photos of JonBenét Ramsey and Jean Reno from The Professional… mounds of faded and grease-stained delivery receipts, Mandy Moore’s Coverage CD and a hardcover copy of Julia Child’s autobiography, My Life in France.”
- For a painting workspace, the apartment is mostly devoid of art, except for a few larger canvases leaning against the white walls and a smaller text painting that reads, “Courtney Love follows me on Twitter.”
- Culkin and crew mention past “cupcake-decorating parties,” which may or may not refer to actual cupcake-decorating parties.
Photographs below from Kelsey Bennett of Bullett magazine: