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Preservation Watch: Zaha and Gehry Campaign to Save an Iconic Vienna School

Photo by Manfred Seidl via Arch Daily A long list of big-name architects have launched a campaign to fight proposed alterations to Vienna's Science Secondary School, a 1994 work by late modernist Helmut Richter. Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi,...

Uniqlo’s Chief Creative Officer Talks About the Retailer’s Spring Refresh

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Earlier this week, in the Frank Gehry–designed IAC building — which resembles a spaceship that just happened to dock on the side of the West Side Highway — LeAnn Nealz was getting to work. The recently appointed chief creative officer of Uniqlo (she joined the company in January) walked purposefully... More »

Provisionally Definitive–CSO’s Tribute to Boulez and Other Art Dreams

Lise McKean, PhD A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the Score Series. Gerard McBurney, creative director; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Frank Gehry, scenic design; and Mike Tutaj, projection and sound designer. November 14 and 16, 2014. Adrian Leverkuhn, Painting? Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago. October 10 to November 2, 2014.   […]

Frank Fucking Gehry: Frank Gehry's New Rippling Thing is a 'Cluster of Tree Houses'

Photo by Andrew Worssam courtesy of University of Technology, Sydney The University of Technology in Sydney now has a very Seussian new building with two drastically different façades, which will, always and forever, be known as starchitect Frank Gehry's first...

Office Spaces: Facebook's Gehry-Approved NYC HQ is Ready for its Big Debut

Tonight, Facebook is unveiling its completed New York office, which was designed, like its upcoming Menlo Park compound, by Gehry Partners LLP, the firm of twinkling silver starchitect Frank Gehry, who recently described billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as...

Archicritics : Is Architecture Getting Too Chummy with Luxury Goods?

Photo via Fondation Louis Vuitton "One of the most depressing illustrations of how far architecture has lost its grip on reality is Frank Gehry's new handbag..."—so begins a charged editorial in the November issue of the international architecture magazine Architectural...

Quote of Note | Frank Gehry

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

“I’ve always talked to artists about designing art museums. I’ve always heard the same thing, which is the opposite of what Glenn Lowry [of MoMA] and those people always push for: the white pristine box. I guess they don’t know any better. Show More Summary

What’s Behind Frank Gehry’s Raised Middle Finger to Contemporary Architecture?

Architect Frank Gehry’s raised many controversial buildings over the years, but few as controversial as the middle finger he recently raised during a press conference in Spain. During a press conference for Gehry’s upcoming receipt of...Show More Summary

Shitshows: NYT Lets Out Prolonged Sigh, Backs Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

The editorial board of the New York Times has stepped into the ring for Frank Gehry's embattled Eisenhower memorial design, an altered version of which was given the green light by the Fine Arts Commission three weeks ago. The...

Group Efforts: Frank Gehry Costume Thinks All Other Costumes are 'Pure Shit'

Photo by Yuko Torihara via Hyperallergic Here's the group costume version of Frank Gehry flipping out and flipping the bird. That is all. · Critical Halloween 2014: Costume Competition

The World’s Worst Living Architect

It’s hard to argue against the point that Frank Gehry is a terrible architect: Gehry long ago stopped pursuing any interesting material or tectonic experimentation—and he used to be an interesting architect!—to become the multi-billion dollar equivalent of a Salvador Dalì poster tacked to the wall in a stoned lacrosse player’s dorm room, an isn’t-it-trippy […]

It Came From Tumblr: Famous Designers Across Time Flip the Bird in Support of Gehry

A host of iconic architects and designers have lifted their middle fingers in support of Frank Gehry, though some of them might not know it, and others are long-deceased. Following Frank Gehry's recent off-the-cuff tirade against the "98 percent"...

Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Frank Gehry is enjoying a major moment: his retrospective is in full swing in Paris and his latest creation opens today. Is he at the height of his talent or just a little bit crazy?

Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry opens in Paris

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. French President Francois Hollande hailed architect Frank...Show More Summary

Required Reading

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden's font, content moderators, Frank Gehry's f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

Frank Gehry brandishes middle finger at news conference in Spain

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Frank Gehry brandished his middle finger at a journalist and used off-color language at a news conference Thursday in Oviedo, Spain.

Frank Gehry brandishes middle finger at news conference in Spain

Frank Gehry brandished his middle finger at a journalist and used off-color language at a news conference Thursday in Oviedo, Spain.

Let's Not Pretend This Is The First Time Frank Gehry Has Sounded Like A Jerk

98% of architecture is "shit," the starchitect said recently. That's far from the worst thing he has said about cities. Frank Gehry is probably the most quotable architect working today. At 85 years old, with enough star power to blind...Show More Summary

Round-Up: Hong Kong protest art, an Iraqi photo agency, lots of Gehry

last monthArts : Culture Monster

New trustees at MOCA, vandalism at the national parks, early satellite images of Antarctica, and the beguiling installation sculptures produced by the protesters in Hong Kong. Plus, everything Frank Gehry and Cannibal Shia LaBeouf. It's the Round-Up:

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