Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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DavidC
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Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Post by DavidC »

This thread is purely for entertainment purposes only. In it, we can post links to the myriad of objects - big and small - that are given the "Frank Lloyd Wright" label - no matter how far removed from reality or how absurd and tenuous it may be.

Let me start out the fun with this current one from eBay:

VINTAGE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT STYLE METAL MAILBOX


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Post by Rood »

I like anything from Ms. Jeannie Ology's Frick and Frack Scraps collection, especially the Prairie Style Table Centerpiece (to see it ... please scroll down).

http://msjeannieology.wordpress.com/tag ... yd-wright/

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Post by KevinW »

Then there is the "Urban Usonian"...because of course....it has an orange floor.
http://www.dwell.com/articles/Urban-Usonian.html
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Post by m.perrino »

the examples are already, 'too much'. Bringing laughter to a dreary day. Shouldn't the FLWFDN or the Archives be contacting these people regarding the usage of the name Frank Lloyd Wright ? After all, it is al licensed trademark. Or is it legal to infer 'kind of like FLW, sort of like FLW, we want you to think it's like FLW"......???

victoriad
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Post by victoriad »

This has been driving me crazy for months:

http://boston.curbed.com/archives/2012/ ... 1k-off.php

jmcnally
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Post by jmcnally »

I really did LOL at the mailbox

DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

And, of course, the never-ending parade of "Frank Lloyd Wright-style" homes:

Frank Lloyd Wright style Contemporary Home - [3:02]

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Gated Estate - [4:47]


David

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

not very Wrightian, but a nice prairie-style house...


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 70.html#/1

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Post by John »

DavidC wrote:This thread is purely for entertainment purposes only. In it, we can post links to the myriad of objects - big and small - that are given the "Frank Lloyd Wright" label - no matter how far removed from reality or how absurd and tenuous it may be.

Let me start out the fun with this current one from eBay:

VINTAGE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT STYLE METAL MAILBOX


David
Of course, is anyone outraged at the myriad of "tchotchkes" put out by Wright-affiliated organizations?! They are sanctioned, but Wright didn't design any of them!

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Post by peterm »

It doesn't outrage me, but at the same time, it certainly doesn't seem to serve the cause of architecture or the interests of the Wright community when a great artist's work can become confused with horrible kitsch.

Are there Picasso, Duchamp, Stravinsky, or Le Corbusier tchotchkes?

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Post by Reidy »

Just about any museum shop sells Picasso tchotchkes. The Carpenter Center at Harvard has (or once had) a "Cafe Corbu" whose merchandise wouldn't quite qualify as tchotchkes. I once heard a disco version of The Firebird.

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Post by peterm »

You might be right, but nothing that i have seen in a museum shop rivals the seemingly endless assortment of poorly designed Wright related objects available for sale.

In the case of Picasso, one sees mostly books, posters and maybe some t shirts, not frosted tumblers.

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Post by Wrightgeek »

peterm-

If you want examples of art/artists that have been turned into all manner of tchotchkes and kitsch to the extreme, consider DaVinci's "Mona Lisa", Munch's "The Scream", Hopper's "Nighthawks", and possibly the most egregious of all, Wood's "American Gothic".

Come to think of it, in the realm of sculpture, Rodin's "The Thinker" and Michelangelo's "David" have been exploited savagely as well.

When you consider these examples, maybe FLW has not been treated so poorly by comparison?

John
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tchotchkes

Post by John »

Wrightgeek wrote:peterm-

If you want examples of art/artists that have been turned into all manner of tchotchkes and kitsch to the extreme, consider DaVinci's "Mona Lisa", Munch's "The Scream", Hopper's "Nighthawks", and possibly the most egregious of all, Wood's "American Gothic".

Come to think of it, in the realm of sculpture, Rodin's "The Thinker" and Michelangelo's "David" have been exploited savagely as well.

When you consider these examples, maybe FLW has not been treated so poorly by comparison?
But was the exploitation done by their own people?
I don't believe many museums sell copies of "American Gothic" with Bill and Hillary in it. Others do.
I'm not sure that selling copies of a work of art is the same thing as taking parts of a work of art and turning it into earrings.

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