The long-gestating Grand Avenue Project may finally be completed, but only with a lot of taxpayer money If there are any aspiring screenwriters in need of a setting for a TV drama, one that's chock full of twists and turns, hundredsShow More Summary
In a world full of wannabes, this creative, live/work loft designed by architect Frank Gehry and modern artist Charles Arnoldi is the real deal. The four-level space, once Arnoldi’s home, is being offered for sale with plans for a dramatic entryway developed by Seattle-based design firm Olson...
The museum's iconic sails are covered in translucent gels French artist Daniel Buren has given his signature color treatment to Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and, mon dieu, is it a showstopper. The installation, "Observatory of Light," debuted Wednesday. Show More Summary
“In the past, clients told architects what they wanted built. But today, because they believe that starchitects like Gehry will boost their profits or bestow cultural cachet, even the most powerful and influential developers, civic institutions, and foundations are eager to buy his brand and his plans. But it was the architect’s own house, the […]
With our Frank Gehry buildings and iconic downtown landmarks, Angelenos know great architecture when they see it. Or at least great architecture in the sense of what's conventionally accepted as pleasing to the eye. Few people would argue the magnificence of Union Station or the Walt Disney Concert Hall —...
Behind a typically abstract Gehry facade, a rather faceless modern interior The interiors of model apartments rarely spark rapture, but the first photos of the Frank Gehry-designed model flat at London's Battersea Power Station development are fairly underwhelming. Show More Summary
The Danziger Studio and Residence was one of the earliest Gehry works to get a lot of attention Ever wanted to live in a starchitect-designed residence without all the pressures of ownership? If so, great news! Frank Gehry's boxy Danziger Studio and Residence is available for lease. Show More Summary
The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies announced the 2016 contributions to its Original Print and Photography Collections by artists Frank Gehry, Ellen Phelan, Wayne Thiebaud and Diana Walker. These works will be unveiled for the first time at a reception and dinner in honor of FAPE?s 30th Anniversary at the U.S. Show More Summary
“She created a language that’s unique to her”
Zaha Hadid, an absolutist visionary of architecture who designed buildings that could inspire awe and derision but never indifference, has died at 65. Architects’ careers are slow-moving vehicles — Frank Gehry didn’t achieve celebrity until he was nearly 50, and I.M. Pei, who is nearing 100, was still designing buildings... More »
In Paul Goldberger’s new book, 'Building Art,' the noted New York architectural critic writes glowingly of Frank Gehry -- he is clearly a friend of the iconic California architect, his achievements and his style. It took some time for...Show More Summary
“The real question his biographer needs to answer is the impossible one: how a sixtyish architect from Los Angeles ever came to imagine, much less build, the coppery metal carapace of the Guggenheim Museum in the heart of Basque country, in the declining port city of Bilbao. Before that 1997 project, and the subsequent plan […]
Downtown Los Angeles (abbreviated DTLA) is in the midst of a renaissance, one that kicked off in 2003—that’s when the curvy, Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened its doors to the public—and has gained increasing momentum ever since. Show More Summary
Gehry and a developer partner have presented an unsolicited plan that would include a hotel, offices, condos, a park, and more Earlier this month, developer Townscape Partners and the architecture firm Gehry Partners presented an unsolicited...Show More Summary
Be it a Frank Gehry work of asymmetric art or an 18th-century Russian palace, these 15 museums are among the most beautiful in the world, with stately buildings that complement the treasures housed within.
In an episode of the animated television series Arthur, Frank Gehry makes a surprise appearance, announcing that he's been hired to design a new art gallery in the fictitious Elwood City.
Here is a photo of Tax Profs at the Frank Gehry Tour of Loyola-L.A. Law School and Dinner on January 29 (during the ABA Tax Section Midyear meeting in Los Angeles): (Photo credit: Brian Costello) (pictured, from left): Omri Marian (UC-Irvine), Pippa Browde (Montana), Julie Manasfi (Whittier), Monica Gianni (Cal-State...
“From the beginning, he rebelled against the austerity of modernism, its pitiless Euclidean demands and its contempt for decoration. Even the chain-link fencing, in this view, was a gesture at classical embellishment, his version of the blind niches and capitals and other flourishes that make classical buildings interesting to look at, though they serve no […]
ANDREW FERGUSON ON “THE STARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE OF FRANK GEHRY.” The last sentence is perfect; read the whole thing to understand why.
Pierre Boulez, the celebrated Modernist French composer and conductor who died Tuesday at 90, was a familiar face on Los Angeles' cultural scene, having conducted numerous times throughout Southern California, including several stints leading the Ojai Music Festival. He was a close friend of the...