A Stunning Sequel: Spoke Art + Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 16, 2020
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art are teaming up again! The follow-up to the popular “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” Exhibition makes its virtual debut October 24th.
“Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless”
The popular “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” art exhibition will return this year in a new format featuring live-streamed events and limited-edition, Wright-inspired works from over a dozen international, contemporary illustrators and artists. This year’s exhibition will be entirely virtual, debuting on October 24 with two events: a Taliesin Talk and an Instagram Live premiere.
Again this year, the pieces are designed in the style of a 1930s-era Works Progress Administration (WPA)-style travel posters depicting artistic interpretations of Wright-designed buildings. A limited amount of high-quality, hand-numbered posters featured in the series will be available to purchase at Spoke-Art.com as serigraphs or archival pigment prints, also known as screen prints or giclées, ranging in price from $40 to $75 per print.
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The October 24th Virtual Opening
The virtual show will kick off October 24 at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT with a “Taliesin Talk” conversational discussion livestreamed to the Foundation’s Facebook page, hosted by Vice President of Communication and Partnerships Jeff Goodman, Spoke Art Gallery Curator Ken Harman Hashimoto and select artists from the showcase. A live premiere on the Gallery’s Instagram page will follow at noon PDT/ 3 p.m. EDT to unveil the exclusive lineup of artwork featured in the exhibition.
“Our collaboration with Spoke Art is one of my favorite projects, because it exemplifies the creative ways the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is working to advance its mission,” said Goodman. “By asking this talented cadre of diverse artists to reinterpret Wright’s designs in their own style, we are able to inspire new audiences to discover and embrace an architecture for better living. We know that more people will learn about the Wright legacy through this show, and it will challenge them to make, in Wright’s words, ‘world a better one for living in.’”
Goodman stressed that the popularity of the show means that collectors need to act fast to be certain to secure their favorites. “Last year, these limited edition works of art went fast, both to followers of Wright’s work and fans of these incredible artists, he said. “And, when they’re gone, they’re gone. So, be sure to be first in line when they go on sale.”
The inaugural “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” exhibition debuted in 2019 with showings held at Spoke Art’s sister gallery in New York, Hashimoto Contemporary, and Wright’s lauded Taliesin and Taliesin West in Spring Green, Wis. and Scottsdale, Ariz. respectively. Despite the significant effects that arts organizations have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation and the Gallery chose to pivot the 2020 show to be online-only in an effort to maintain their shared initiative of inspiring and connecting with the global art and architecture community.
“With COVID-19 shutting down large swaths of the country for many months on end, the importance of the arts and support of organizations such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has never been greater or more vital,” said Hashimoto. “It is my hope that our annual collaborative exhibition provides a respite to arts and architecture lovers around the world. Even though travel is restricted for most of us, I love that our show allows fans to visit, discover and learn about various Wright sites both digitally on the internet and tangibly through our series of limited edition illustrated posters.”
Spoke Art is internationally-recognized for its rotating pop-up shows that feature a curated selection of contemporary, pop-culture-inspired paintings, sculptures and illustrations from a collection of celebrated artists. Previously held at their New York and San Francisco locations, as well as in major cities like Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Gallery’s themed exhibits have garnered admiration from a dedicated following of art aficionados and pop-culture enthusiasts alike that are always eager for new announcements.
To learn more about the collaboration and participating artists, visit FrankLloydWright.org/SpokeArt. Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation receive at 10% discount for the first month of the show. To become a member of the Foundation, visit FrankLloydWright.org.
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About the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, established by Wright in 1940, is dedicated to preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, for future generations, and inspiring people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. The Foundation continues the Frank Lloyd Wright legacy by broadening access to his ideas, works, and designs—considered more relevant today than in his own time—and provides new pathways for audiences to create beauty and connectedness in their own lives. In 2020, Taliesin West was named among the top 10% percent of attractions worldwide by TripAdvisor. Visit FrankLloydWright.org for more information on tour schedules, cultural and educational experiences and events. To shop the latest Wright-inspired home, design and lifestyle products, visit FrankLloydWrightStore.com.
About Spoke Art
Spoke Art is an exhibition space and curatorial venture specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side which they share with sister gallery, Hashimoto Contemporary. Each brick and mortar space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo exhibitions and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists. Throughout the year they also put on pop-up shows and participate in conventions and art fairs around the country. Learn more at Spoke-Art.com.