Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Gehry Paradox

Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles.

For me, the building doesn't disappoint, despite high expectations. The museum in Bilbao may have been the real work of genius, a work of art that altered the parameters, but this building surely serves as an exclamation point to the earlier flash of inspiration.

One paradox, however, being that it's a work that's difficult to photograph badly, and as such, it's almost impossible to bring something new to the visual discourse, make something original of it. If you can click a shutter button, you can take a decent picture...