Larry Bell moved to Taos, NM in 1973, though he kept his Market Street studio until 1975, when the building was sold and the new landlord evicted him. Together with his friend Gus Foster, Bell purchased a large, neglected building that had formerly been the only commercial laundry in New Mexico. Bell moved the “Tank” into the structure as it was being renovated, building the studio around it. He has continued to use this machine to apply thin films to glass and various materials in the time since. He lives and work in Taos roughly six months of the year; the rest of the year he works in Venice or is on the road. His family as well as his staff of many years are located in Taos.