Frank O. Gehry

  • WAITING FOR DR. COLTELLO: A PROJECT FOR ARTFORUM

    DURING THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 25–26, 1984. Claes Oldenburg and I met with Frank Gehry in New York to talk about a combined architectural and theatrical project for Venice originally proposed by the critic Germano Celant in connection with his exhibition “Art & Theater 1900–1984,” planned but not realized for the 1984 Venice Biennale. The events are now planned for the spring of 1985.

    The Venice project provided a focus for a dialogue on art and architecture that the three of us had begun the previous year. Oldenburg and I spent two weeks in Gehry’s office in Venice, California, where we sharpened