This just in from Judith York Newman, a friend of Paul Rudolph's, who owns a gallery in New York City:
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, Spaced: Gallery of Architecture is featuring rare lithographs and limited edition reproduction prints that document Frank Lloyd Wright’s early achievements experiments with rounded structures of the later years.
“Wright Before the Guggenheim” opens with a reception Friday evening, June 12 from 5 to 8 PM. The show runs through August 22 at Spaced: Gallery of Architecture, 31 West 26th Street, 6th Floor.
A series of limited edition reproduction drawings from the Taliesin archives on view at Spaced: Gallery of Architecture offer insights into Wright’s earlier experiments with round structures.
Both the lithographs from the Wasmuth Portfolio and the prints of drawings from the Taliesin archives are being offered for between $100 to $3000. (When a copy of copy of the 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio came to auction in New York in 1988, it commanded $26,500, without buyers premium.)
"Wright Before the Guggenheim,” at Spaced: Gallery of Architecture, 31 West 26th Street, NYC can be seen most Saturdays through August 22. For additional public hours and appointments, please call the Gallery at (212) 213-1720.
Judith has also emailed us to let us know that Edgar Tafel, a past employee of Wrights now in his nineties, will be there to meet people during the opening tonight, 6/12/09. Mr. Tafel worked with Wright on the construction drawings for Fallingwater, Wingspread and the Johnson Wax company.