365/Day 294

Frank Gehry Masterpieces~~

Frank Gehry, my favorite architect in the world, is a Canadian-born American architect who calls Los Angeles home. A number of his buildings, including his private residence in Santa Monica, and his most famous designs, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Lost Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, have become world-renowned attractions. Gehry’s recent and ongoing projects include a new Guggenheim facility in Abu Dhabi, the new Facebook headquarters in California, and a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, D.C., slated to be constructed at the foot of Capitol Hill. This month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has a special exhibit of Gehry’s body of work from the early 1960s—when he established his firm in Los Angeles—to the present, including his current work. I went to see it and, as always, was mesmerized by Gehry’s genius. He is more than an architect: he is an artist. His buildings are gigantic sculptures and, while not for everyone’s taste, they are at very least impressive. I am a huge fan and have photographed several of his buildings around L.A. and in other places. I’ll share some of them here along with their respective models, which are featured in the exhibit.

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