27 August 2009

The Master's Hand

The Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition at the Guggenheim concluded Sunday, and the museum has deemed it a spectacular success, drawing record crowds.

I went last month with two friends who are also Wright devotees.  It was a beautiful Saturday in New York, and people turned out in droves.  The museum was packed, at times making it difficult to get close to some some exhibits without waiting.  

It was a wonderful show, featuring dozens of original plans for some of Wright's most-beloved creations and also those which, sadly, remained only on the drawing board.  His imagination knew few bounds, and it's little wonder his reach sometimes exceeded the grasp of his clients.

If you're lucky enough to have a trip to Spain planned in the next few months, the exhibition is moving to Bilbao where it will run into February.

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