Frank Gehry

(b. 1929)
Lot 126
Frank Gehry
Study for New Frank Gehry House
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized: $1,250
May 17, 2015
Lot 263
Frank Gehry
Power Play club chair
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 264
Frank Gehry
Little Beaver chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,125
October 12, 2014
Lot 266
Frank Gehry
Hat Trick side chairs and cafe table (6)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 12, 2014
Lot 152
Frank Gehry
Little Beaver chair & ottoman (2)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $7,500
February 23, 2014
Lot 285
Frank Gehry
Coffee table
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 13, 2013
Lot 234
Frank Gehry
Wiggle stool
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,437
May 19, 2013
Lot 235
Frank Gehry
Power Play club chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
May 19, 2013
Lot 102
Frank Gehry
Wiggle chair
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized: $687
December 11, 2011
Lot 104
Frank Gehry
Lounge chair and ottoman
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,750
December 11, 2011
Lot 105
Frank Gehry
Pair of lounge chairs
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,000
December 11, 2011
Lot 183
Frank Gehry
Nesting chairs (2)
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized: $3,750
March 6, 2011
Lot 184
Frank Gehry
Wiggle chairs (2)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $3,125
March 6, 2011
Lot 186
Frank Gehry
Untitled (Ville de Rennes)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,812
March 6, 2011
Lot 76
Frank Gehry
Pair of lounge chairs
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $9,800
October 17, 2010
Lot 77
Frank Gehry
Little Beaver
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,837
October 17, 2010
Lot 177
Frank Gehry
Group of eight modular Parson's tables (8)
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $6,125
October 17, 2010
Lot 63
Frank Gehry
Lounge chair and ottoman
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,125
May 23, 2010
Lot 64
Frank Gehry
End table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,450
May 23, 2010
Lot 65
Frank Gehry
Power Play club chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,450
May 23, 2010
Lot 47
Frank Gehry
Pair of pre-production nesting chairs
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,675
December 6, 2009
Lot 48
Frank Gehry
Stool
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,450
December 6, 2009
Lot 478
Frank Gehry
Wiggle chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
December 7, 2008
Lot 266
Frank Gehry
Easy Edges chairs (3)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $3,300
October 14, 2007
Lot 209
Frank Gehry
Modular Parson's tables (8)
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $9,000
June 3, 2007
Lot 222
Frank Gehry
Dinette suite (5 pieces)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,600
June 3, 2007

About The Artist

Credited as one of the most innovative and influential architects of the past century, Frank Gehry was born Frank Goldberg in 1929. As a teenager in Toronto, a young Gehry worked at his grandparents' hardware store where he was surrounded by the utilitarian materials that would become part of his creative signature.

In 1947 Gehry's family relocated to Los Angeles, where he would eventually have tremendous impact on the city's built environment. Gehry enrolled as an architecture student at the University of Southern California in 1949, and later went on to study city-planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Following work with local and international architecture firms and his early involvement in residential design, Gehry returned to Los Angeles and founded Frank O. Gehry & Associates in 1962.

During this period, Gehry grew close to many of Los Angeles's most iconic artists, among them Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha, and Ed Moses. He also began ongoing involvement with exhibition design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Firmly rooted in the spirit of Southern California's design tradition, even Gehry's early commissions were marked by a knack for experimentation and innovation. His early "renovation" of his own home in Santa Monica, CA, a project that began in 1978, remains one of his most recognizable creations.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Gehry established himself as a leader in the deconstructivist and postmodern architecture movements, becoming recognized for the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the Dancing House (Fred and Ginger) in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. It was Gehry's design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, however, that rendered Gehry a household name and forged the modern notion of the celebrity architect.

Further indulging his passion for challenging expectations of quotidian materials and forms, Gehry has ventured into the worlds of furniture, sculpture, utilitarian objects, and even jewelry. Locally, Gehry has critically contributed to the Los Angeles visual landscape with landmarks that include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Chiat/Day Building, and the California Aerospace Museum among others. Gehry's latest contribution to his adopted hometown will be The Grand, a mixed-use development that will neighbor Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Broad in downtown Los Angeles.

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"Frank Gehry." Los Angeles Conservancy. https://www.laconservancy.org/architects/frank-gehry

Pauker, Ben. "Epiphanies from Frank Gehry." Foreign Policy, 24 June 2013, foreignpolicy.com/2013/06/24/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry/.

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