When Lipski moved from New York in 1993, he abandoned his cavernous studio, an old movie theater in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He took all the objects he had amassed there which had yet to find a place in a completed artwork, and located them to the Grand Lobby of The Brooklyn Museum. These many truckloads of material were eventually sealed in cages as a project done with the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati. The cages that are now Pieces of String Too Short To Save are now in the collection of the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington. Roberta Smith thought the work suggests "that the world is full of Duchampian ready-mades, some of which look exactly like Lipskis.