Windows from the Coonley Playhouse (1912), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim-inspired 1955 auto showroom for Maximilian Hoffman
Maurizio Cattelan’s retrospective, All at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim in New York, in 2011, responded to the architecture of the internal space. Hung from the central skylight, the collection of artwork is seen from a variety of perspectives - ever-changing as the viewer ascends the spiral ramp from the ground floor to the topmost galleries. Far from the progressive timeline of work & ideas that an artist’s retrospective traditionally is, All collated the catalog of Cattelan’s work such that it became a new work with it’s own stories & meanings. Although made of years of individual pieces that have had homes around the world, All is very specifically of it’s place - it could never have been anywhere but here.
H. Th. Wijdeveld. Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1931
Huntington Library acquires 13 important pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture
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Frank Lloyd Wright and David Henken reviewing architectural drawings for the pavilion, 1953. Photo: © Pedro E. Guerrero
Long before Frank Lloyd Wright became a professional great man who costumed himself in a porkpie hat and a flowing cape, he signed his drawings “Frank L. Wright” and carried out such humble tasks as preparing drawings of buildings for real estate ads in the Chicago Tribune.
His mentor and lieber Meister, acclaimed architect Louis Sullivan, would scold Wright for using drafting tools to create a strongly geometric ornament. Sullivan preferred the spontaneous freehand sketch, the better to create ornament in which squares and circles would flow directly into an organic swirl of leaf forms.
“Make it live,” he would urge his young charge. (more)
The Maurizio Cattelan retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York, NY.
Frank Lloyd Wright, dining table and six side chairs, designed for the Robie House, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
RACINE, Wisconsin — A new gallery opens Saturday on the SC Johnson Headquarters campus, with an exhibit about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style designs.
The exhibit, which will remain on display for a year, is the beginning of what will be an ongoing exploration of the legendary architect’s influence on families and the American home. It, and following exhibitions, will feature rarely and never-before shown Wright artifacts and designs from an archive collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. (more)