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The fish is a perfect form.
—Frank Gehry

Gagosian Athens is pleased to present Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps, an exhibition of Gehry's new animated and dynamic light sculptures.

One of the most celebrated architects living today, Gehry’s career spans five decades and three continents. Known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, he has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels.

Gehry has always experimented with sculpture and furniture in addition to his architectural pursuits, coaxing inventive forms out of unexpected materials, from the Easy Edges (1969–73) and Experimental Edges (1979–82)—chairs and tables carved from blocks of industrial corrugated cardboard—to the Knoll furniture series (1989–92), fashioned from bentwood. The Fish Lamps evolved from a 1983 commission by the Formica Corporation to create objects from the then-new plastic laminate ColorCore. After accidentally shattering a piece of it while working, Gehry was inspired by the shards, which reminded him of fish scales. The first Fish Lamps, which were fabricated between 1984 and 1986, employed wire armatures molded into fish shapes, onto which shards of ColorCore are individually glued, creating clear allusions to the morphic attributes of real fish.

Frank Gehry: Rabbit print

Frank Gehry: Rabbit

Frank Gehry: Hatter print

Frank Gehry: Hatter

Frank Gehry: House Study Detail A print

Frank Gehry: House Study Detail A

Cover of the catalogue raisonné Frank Gehry: Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings, Volume One, 1954–1978

Frank Gehry: Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings, Volume One, 1954–1978

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Cover of the book Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps

Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps

Cover of the Fall 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly magazine, featuring artwork by Theaster Gates

Gagosian Quarterly: Fall 2020 Issue