The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the United States premiere of Frank Gehry, a major retrospective examining the prolific body of work of one of the world’s most celebrated and innovative architects. Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect Frank O. Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural roles, and its relationship to the city. His understanding of a city’s heterogeneous and fluid nature has distinguished him as a revolutionary urbanist. Gehry’s works—from his residence in Santa Monica (1977–78) to Walt Disney Concert Hall (1989–2003) in downtown Los Angeles and Fondation Louis Vuitton (2005–14) in Paris—question a building’s means of expression, a process that has originated new methods of design and technology as well as an innovative approach to architectural materials.
Frank Gehry, Gehry Residence, model, 1977–78 and 1991–94, Santa Monica, California, MAK—Austrian Museum of Applied/Contemporary Art, Vienna, © 2015 Gehry Partners, LLP, © 2015 Gerald Zubmann/MAK
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, design sketch of the riverfront elevation, Bilbao, Spain, c. 1991, Collection Frank Gehry, Los Angeles, © 2015 Gehry Partners, LLP, image courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP
Frank Gehry, Fondation Louis Vuitton, final design model, 2005–14, Paris, France, 43 x 123 x 50 in. (109.22 x 312.42 x 127 cm), Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, © 2015 Gehry Partners, LLP, image courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP
Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall, project model, 1989-2003 (competition 1988), Los Angeles, California, Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, © 2015 Gehry Partners, LLP, image courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP
- Sep 13, 2015–Mar 20, 2016
- Resnick Pavilion