Wright and the Architecture of Japanese Prints

Wright and the Architecture of Japanese Prints

This exhibition explores architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s great passion for Japanese woodblock prints, which he collected and sold throughout his career. While highlighting works by some of the most celebrated Japanese print artists from the 18th and 19th centuries, this exhibition also offers insight into this source of inspiration for Wright’s architecture. Drawn primarily from the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Art’s Frank Lloyd Wright Japanese Print Collection, the exhibition will also include rare loans from the Norton Simon Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty Research Institute, and the Beverly Hills Public Library.

This exhibition was organized by Carolyn Peter, associate curator for the Grunwald Center. Part of the Los Angeles Architecture Festival, the exhibition is presented on the occasion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s conference “Wright in Hollywood: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Los Angeles Progeny, 1917-1941.”

Wright and the Architecture of Japanese Prints. Installation view at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. October 22, 2005-January 22, 2006.

Related Exhibition

Norton Simon Museum
An Assortment of Beauties: Japanese Woodblock Prints Collected by Frank Lloyd Wright
Through January 9, 2006

For more information visit www.nortonsimon.org.