Peer into the mind of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in this Anatomy of an Artwork. One of his most important commissions, these five stained glass windows were designed for Chicago industrialist Avery Coonley and his wife Queene Ferry. The unique combination of vibrant colors and curved shapes marks Wright’s departure from the Prairie School toward a more Modernist aesthetic. Other examples from the Coonley Playhouse reside in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. These five windows will be offered as a highlight in our Important Design sale on 24 May in New York.


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