Level 4 – Promenade West
“The Wright Picture” is a unique exhibition of photographs taken during the last 20 years of Frank Lloyd Wright´s life by acclaimed architectural photographer, Pedro E. Guerrero.
Exquisitely composed, with an eye to detail, texture, shadow and light, they document in a personal way Frank Lloyd Wright´s creative and social life from 1940 until his death in 1959. The exhibit features 62 of Guerrero´s classic black-and-white images, including Wright portraits, Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Taliesin in Scottsdale, Arizona and private homes and public buildings.
Wright hired Guerrero in 1939 to interpret both his life and his work. For the next two decades, Guerrero became the chief visual intermediary between Wright and the architect´s eager audience.
Guerrero´s work has appeared in numerous documentaries on Wright, including Ken Burns´ film on the architect produced for PBS in 1999. His work has also been shown as part of Wright exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum. His book, Picturing Wright: An Album from Frank Lloyd Wright´s Photographer, was published in 1994.
The entire exhibit can be viewed daily during building hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or as part of the daily public tour at 1:00 p.m.