Frank Gehry

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Seeking some inspiration in art and design I returned to Sydney Pollack’s first documentary on the acclaimed architect, Frank Gehry. The daring yet sensual Guggenheim Museum Bilbao from 1997 is an absolute masterpiece of his and one of my favourites. Inventive and astonishingly formed, it is a collection of shapes and textures that plays with light and offers spectacular views on a grand scale.

Dogged by frustrations, personal conflict and mostly bankrupt in his self belief in his early days, he recovered his ability to convince his clients and went on to produce some fabulous works. Profoundly creative, the man draws in squiggles and uses a range of industrial materials in his works of art, sculpture and space.

Follow links to his works