In one of the most unexpected collaborations of the year, architect Frank Gehry has created the official artwork for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
15 December, 2011
Frank Gehry is more known for his iconic and often controversial built works than any dabblings with the music industry. But in an interesting end to the year, The Recording Academy has announced that Gehry has created the official artwork for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held in February 2012.
The design features the Grammy prize statue set within a landscape of Gehry-esque structures, with their fractured and undulating facades.
Gehry’s artwork will grace the cover of the Grammy Awards program book, telecast tickets ad promotional poster.
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on our offical artwork for the Grammy Awards and the opportunity to further The Academy’s dedication to celebrating the arts in every discipline,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.
“Frank’s exemplary creative accomplishments through a variety of artistic platforms have been inspirational. We are honoured to work which such a well-respected talent who has served as an influential figure within the arts on a global scale.”
“I have been fortunate to have worked with and become friends with some of the top musicians in classical music,” said Gehry.
“They are my inspiration and my heroes. I am pleased to work with the Grammys to help celebrate all of these talented people.”
What should Frank Gehry lend his talents to next year? Ideas welcome below!
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