Gehry looks to cash in on archive

July 23, 2007 12:00AM

Architect Frank Gehry wants to sell his personal archive, which consists of about 30,000 square feet of models, a slide library, digital archive and more than 5,000 drawings. Although the price Gehry is looking to fetch for the archive hasn’t been disclosed, Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of architecture and design at the MoMA, said the range was “in multimillion dollars.” Montreal’s Canadian Center for Architecture recently offered Gehry $1.5 million for the materials related to a single house he designed, but the starchitect refuses to allow his archive to be divided. more [NYT]


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