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Artists turn Frank Lloyd Wright buildings into gorgeous screen-printed posters

The artworks are part of a pop-up exhibition at Taliesin West

Taliesin West during the daytime Photo by Andrew Pielage courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright, who would have celebrated his 152nd birthday tomorrow, is more than an architect—he’s a lifestyle brand; he’s an aesthetic; and he’s now the inspiration for some cool new posters.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation partnered with Spoke Art Gallery to curate a pop-up exhibition called “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” that will show in the architect’s Taliesin West home on June 15 and 16.

Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture Artwork by Alison King courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster featuring Fallingwater Artwork by Francois Schulten courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The exhibition will feature original artwork from more than a dozen artists who have depicted Wright’s buildings in the style of Works Progress Administration travel posters from the 1930s.

In one poster, artist Alison King renders Taliesin West in cutout form with a call to action: “Experience Fellowship at Taliesin West.” In another Rory Kurtz illustrates Taliesin East awash in twilight. The bold, graphic images features will all be screen-printed and for sale with prices starting at $50.

Taliesin East illustrated Artwork by Rory Kurtz courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright building courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

“Keeping in mind Wright’s personal interest in affordable housing, we’ve extended that interest to reflect in the show by focusing specifically on artists who specialize in the medium of serigraphy,” says Ken Harman Hashimoto, Spoke Art Gallery curator. “This allows us to create limited edition screen printed works that are both handmade and affordable, a duality that I hope Wright would have appreciated.”

After the show’s short run in Scottsdale, Arizona, it will finish up with an exhibition at Hashimoto Gallery in New York City on July 27 and 28.