Frank Gehry Honored
On October 25th, 2015, the
The museum’s 12th annual red-carpet Award Benefit will include the first survey exhibition of Mr. Gehry’s furniture, jewelry and lighting designs, from 1972 to 2012. The afternoon will include a silent and a live auction — featuring works by Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, Murano, Rudi Gernreich, Doyle Lane, John Van Hamersveld, and other notable artists, designers and producers – conducted by Peter Loughrey, founder and principal auctioneer of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). Pictured above Frank Gehry at work, c. 1990. Photo courtesy Knoll, Inc.
The Gehry tribute and exhibition will both be held at the stylish new JF Chen@1135 in the Highland Avenue Arts District. Over 300 attendees — among them architects, designers, collectors, curators and celebrities — are anticipated. Tickets may be purchased through the Museum of California Design: www.mocad.org/2015-Museum_benefit-Tickets.html.
About Frank Gehry
In the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Frank Gehry has been appropriately lauded for his unparalleled contributions to architecture and the built environment in its broadest sense. Gehry created some of the most significant structures of the last forty years, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the recently completed Foundation Vuitton in Paris.
Yet, in spite of all that recognition for the innovative forms and unexpected materials he has brought to his architecture, Gehry has received little attention for the same daring imagination that informs hisproduct designs, from his corrugated paper Easy Edges furniture of 1972 to a transgressive sterling silver and cement Tiffany & Co. ring.
His structures are so universally respected that modern architecture icon, Philip Johnson, traveled to Bilbao, Spain, at the age of 90, to see the highly acclaimed Guggenheim Museum in person. And, as renowned design enthusiast Barbara Streisand recently commented, “Frank Gehry is one of our world’s greatest architects and design innovators.”
About the Museum of California Design
Founded in 1999 by Bill Stern and a group of like-minded Angelenos, the Museum of California Design is the only organization exclusively dedicated to exhibitions that document the full range of California’s exceptional creativity in commercial design. In addition to its critically acclaimed exhibitions, each year the Museum singles out a California individual or company for their often under recognized contributions to American design and presents them with their Henry Award, which was designed by Charles Hollis Jones.