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Frank Lloyd Wright was quite the bad boy

Apparently Mr. Wright was, in many ways, Mr. Wrong
By Ann Imperatore | June 15, 2017 09:30AM

Frank Lloyd Wright and his former apartment

From Luxury Listings: On the week of what would be the 150th birthday of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Museum of Modern Art has debuted an exhibit “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archives.”

The show will highlight the prolific (400 of his works still stand) creative’s designs, 60 years of drawings, building fragments, textiles and TV clips. It may also provide a cold, hard look into the life of the man that MoMA curator Barry Gergdoll describes as “both a social progressive and incredible curmudgeon.”

So why the harsh words? Apparently Mr. Wright, in many ways was Mr. Wrong. The bad boy of design was reported to be quite a scoundrel. Although (mostly) revered for his work, his personal life was far more chaotic. Ever the ladies man — women certainly do love a bad boy — he left his young wife and six kids for a client’s wife. Through the course of his tumultuous life, he wed several more times, once to a woman 32 years his junior, teaming up with her to run a scam when he squandered away his own money. [More]