Frank Gehry

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PARIS — The essence of branding is the insistent repetition of a recognizable commodity image, so we should not be surprised when Bernard Arnault’s global luxury brand Louis Vuitton applies the same formula to art.

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Post image for Gehry Gets Frank on Labor at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

As labor conditions on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, Frank Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim’s outpost there, has issued a statement regarding his firm’s “substantial and on-going dialogue” on the issue.

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Frank Gehry's design for new Philadelphia Museum of Art

PHILADELPHIA — With all of the gratuitous snark surrounding the recent work of Frank O. Gehry, the expansion and modernization of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will most likely glide under the radar of his usual detractors.

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Post image for Breaking the Ground Between Art and Architecture

In recent years, the connections between architecture, art, and design have, in many cases, become inextricably bound to another in a kind of symbiotic relationship. For some observers, architecture appears relevant to the twenty-first century only when it emulates an abstract sculptural presence.

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PARIS — Jakob + Macfarlane’s drawings conceptually extol dandy artifice and knotted ambivalence while staying open to the breath of the voluptuous landscape.

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Arles Well That Ends Well

by Joseph Nechvatal on April 10, 2014

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ARLES, France — It first looked to be cold, gray, and rainy on the first April weekend in Arles, somewhat in stride with the general dour spirit of the French these days.

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Post image for Will Houston Demolish Its Iconic ‘Art Barn’? [UPDATED]

The city of Houston might lose a 45-year-old artistic landmark. Dubbed “The Art Barn,” the corrugated metal building at Rice University was constructed by arts patrons John and Dominique de Menil over 10 short weeks in 1969 to house the MoMA exhibition Machine: As Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age. A twin “Media Barn” was also built.

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Post image for Frank Gehry Frames LACMA’s Calder Exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Architects often make good exhibition designers. It may seem obvious, since architects as a rule frame and organize space, but few actually get involved in the design of major museum exhibitions. Frank Gehry is an exception to the rule and the Los Angeles-based architect has for decades been designing exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Unbuilt Museums

by Allison Meier on August 16, 2013

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Some museums just aren’t meant to be. For reasons of being too complicated, expensive, or just too out there to exist, many architects’ plans for museums have been unrealized.

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Post image for What Is James Turrell Doing in a Las Vegas Louis Vuitton Store?

SAN FRANCISCO — On a hot desert afternoon nothing sounds better than the arctic blast of a shopping center. Yes, it is a “dry heat,” but at 110 degrees, the relevance of humidity levels dissipates. So what store should you go to? If it were me, I’d call Louis Vuitton at City Center and make an appointment to see the new James Turrell! Number one: yes, you read that right — there is a permanent installation by Turrell at Louis Vuitton City Center. Number two: yes, you read that right — you will have to make an appointment to see the work.

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