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Frank Gehry designs official poster for Grammy Awards

December 9, 2011 | 10:05 am

Frank Gehry has designed the new official poster for the 54th annual Grammy Awards

Architect Frank Gehry has designed the new official poster for the 54th Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy, which organizes the awards, said on its website that that the poster "integrates traditional Grammy iconography with [Gehry's] unique architectural style in a piece that mirrors The Recording Academy's commitment to celebrating excellence and diversity in art and culture year-round."

In a statement published on the site, Gehry said: "I have been fortunate to have worked with and become friends with some of the top musicians in classical music. ... They are my inspiration and my heroes. I am pleased to work with the Grammys to help celebrate all of these talented people."

Gehry, 82, sits on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and designed its Walt Disney Concert Hall. Other high-profile Gehry buildings include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris and the IAC Building in New York.

As it happens, the L.A. Philharmonic has received a Grammy nomination in the category of orchestral performance for its recording of Brahms' Fourth Symphony, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Born in Canada, Gehry has resided in Los Angeles for most of his life. He will be designing sets for the L.A. Philharmonic's May production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at Disney Hall.

The Grammys are scheduled to be held Feb. 12 at Staples Center and will be broadcast live on CBS.

(You can see a larger image of the Gehry-designed poster, courtesy of Archinect.)

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Photo: Frank Gehry's poster for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Credit: Grammy.com

 

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