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Frank Gehry wins Getty Medal 2015 For "Changing the Course of Architecture"

United Kingdom Architecture News - May 23, 2015 - 15:49   4468 views

Frank Gehry wins Getty Medal 2015 For

An exterior view of a new Frank Gehry-designed addition to the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is the first by the L.A. architect in Australia.Credit;Paul Miller / EPA

Frank Gehry is this year’s recipient of the J. Paul Getty Medal, the Getty Trust’s annual award for leadership in visual art.

Gehry becomes the first designer or artist to win the award that the Getty launched in 2013. The prize – a bronze medal with a profile portrait of J. Paul Getty – recognizes lifetime contributions in various art-related fields that are part of the Getty’s mission, including philanthropy, art-history research, archeology and conservation of art and architecture, as well as art-making. “No one deserves it more than Frank, who effectively redefined contemporary architecture through the use of new technologies,” Getty President James Cuno said.Gehry will receive the medal at a private dinner at the Getty Center on Sept. 28.......Continue Reading

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