Wright and the Architecture of Japanese Prints
October 22, 2005 - January 22, 2006
- Katsushika Hokusai Fuji from Honganji Temple in Asakusa, Edo 1831-1833 Woodcut. Collection of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
- Utagawa Toyoharu Interior of Shoin Style Architecture with Dancers Performing Horse Dance c. 1770 Woodcut. Collection of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
About the Exhibition
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.”