March 20, 2019

LA Artists and Civic Leaders Gather at the Getty to Celebrate Frank Gehry's 90th Birthday

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Getty Trust President James Cuno with architect Frank Gehry on his 90th birthday party,

held at the Getty Center. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

On Monday, March 18, an exclusive group gathered to celebrate Frank Gehry’s 90th birthday at an intimate dinner at the Getty Center.

In addition to Mr. Gehry and his family, those gathered at the Getty for the celebration included Getty President James Cuno and chair of the Getty Board of Trustees Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Bill Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Nicolas Berggruen, Tony Berlant, Suzanne Booth, Michael and Vanessa Chow, Jeffrey Deitch, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Sid Felsen and Joni Weyl, Kevin de Leon, David and Susan Gersh, Ming and Eva Hsieh, Bruce Karatz and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Ginny Mancini, Zubin Mehta, Catherine Opie, Michael Ovitz, Norman Pearlstine, Anthony Rendon, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Ed Ruscha, Jordan Schnitzer, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Adele Yellin, and others.

“LA gave Gehry inspiration and permission to be the artist and architect he is. Preserving his legacy allows us to study + appreciate the work of a genius who commands the attention of artists, architects, urbanists, and anyone who loves cities and the buildings that make them,” said Getty President and CEO James Cuno. 

The Getty Research Institute contains Mr. Gehry’s archive, including architectural models that were on view during the event.

“What I’m planning to do is to keep working—till my 100th birthday,” said Mr. Gehry

Here is a link to additional photos from the evening:




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