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Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless

Wright at his drafting table

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art gallery have joined forces to host a pop-up art exhibition. “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” at Wright’s winter home and desert laboratory, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, from June 14 – June 16.

Following the debut of the show, the exhibition will travel to Spoke Art’s sister gallery in New York, Hashimoto Contemporary, July 26 – July 28. The show will feature artistic interpretations of Wright-designed buildings and guests will have an opportunity to purchase limited-edition, hand-numbered prints starting at $50.

Frank Lloyd wright Timeless Falling water House by Tyler Stout
Falling Water House by Tyler-Stout

Actually For years, Spoke Art gallery, based in San Francisco and New York City, has invited artists of all mediums, from all over the world, to find inspiration in pop culture and cult classics including everything from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings to Bob’s Burgers. Their latest show focuses on the work of a figure who has stood the test of time, Frank Lloyd Wright.

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s timeless work and ideas are more relevant today than ever before. We see this over and over again as his work inspires popular culture, showing up in TV shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld, movies like Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, along with music, comics, anime, and more,” said Jeff Goodman, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Vice President of Communication and Partnerships.

He also added “We are very excited to partner with Spoke Art to pair some of the best contemporary pop culture artists with the greatest architect of all time. The result is an extraordinary collection of new artwork that will excite longtime fans of Wright and introduce the breadth his designs to new generations.”

Wright's only gas station, originally designed for his utopian Broadacre City
Wright's only gas station, originally designed for his utopian Broadacre City by Steve Thomas 

Exhibition Artwork

Certainly, The Exhibition features work from international artists, with pieces designed in the style of a 1930s-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) travel poster. Some participating artists include Steve Thomas from Minnesota, George Townley from the United Kingdom; Max Dalton from Argentina; Martin Ansin from Uruguay; Nico Delort from France; Matt Taylor from the United Kingdom; Alison King from Phoenix.

“For the exhibition, we’ve curated an international roster of contemporary designers and artists. Each of whom will be interpreting Wright’s work in their own unique styles. Keeping in mind Wright’s personal interest in affordable housing. We’ve extended that interest to reflect in the show by focusing specifically on artists who specialize in the medium of serigraphy. This allows us to create limited edition screen printed works that are both handmade and affordable, a duality that I hope Wright would have appreciated,” said Ken Harman Hashimoto, Spoke Art Gallery Curator.

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Marden-House, built in 1952 for National Geographic Photographer Luis Marden by Max Dalton

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