The Jewish Museum
New York
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
212 4233200
Frank O. Gehry
dal 30/8/2010 al 30/10/2010
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues and Thur, 11am-5:45pm; Friday, 11am-4pm

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Anne Scher


Frank O. Gehry

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Frank O. Gehry

The Jewish Museum, New York

Fish Forms

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In 1983, the Formica Company initiated a competition for designers to use a new material called Colorcore. Frank Gehry thought it might make an interesting lamp and when he accidentally broke a piece of the material it reminded him of a fish scale. Fish are a personal icon for the architect who remembers live carp in the bathtub at his grandmother’s house in Toronto where they were fated to become gefilte fish for the sabbath. A representative selection of the nearly 3 dozen lamps produced by New City Editions lamps will be on view, including Fish Lamp (1990) from The Jewish Museum’s collection.

Born in 1929 in Toronto, Canada, Gehry is a celebrated architect and designer. Notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California; and the Experimental Music Project (EMP), Seattle, Washington. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Gehry received the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989. His architectural firm, Gehry Partners, LLP, is currently based in Los Angeles.

Frank O. Gehry (American, b. Canada, 1929)
Fish Lamp, 1990
Glass and silicone with glass and wood base
Height: 69 in. (175.3 cm)
The Jewish Museum, New York
Purchase: The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Fund and Ruth Rose Fund, 1998-62

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The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York
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