Richard Meier (1934-)
Three untitled collages. Silkscreen and onlaid photographs on 2-ply museum board.
Newly-framed in polished aluminium as pictured
Three untitled collages. Silkscreen and onlaid photographs on 2-ply museum board. Newly-framed in polished aluminium.
One of the leading figures in the world of contemporary architecture, Richard Meier is a designer and artist of extraordinary versatility. Aged 49 at the time of the award, Meier remains the youngest recipient of the Pritzker Prize (1984), considered to be architecture’s highest accolade. He is renowned internationally for cultural projects which include The Getty Center, Los Angeles; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; and the Jubilee Church, Rome, amongst others. Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.
Parallel to 45 years of architectural practice, Richard Meier has been making sculpture and collages and ceramics. The sculpture and collages, which he has created from papers, tickets and cuttings collected on his travels, express space and pivotal moments that are explored and articulated in his buildings.