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A Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans

A Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
A Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans, The SC Johnson Administration building, featuring Wright's (now controversial) desks. Image © Jeff Dean
The SC Johnson Administration building, featuring Wright's (now controversial) desks. Image © Jeff Dean

December has been a month of disappointment for fans of Frank Lloyd Wright: first, a plan to build a house designed by Wright and adapted for the English countryside has been rejected by Wraxall Councillors (Bristol Post), who believe that Frank Lloyd Wright "can't be that influential". This was followed by the news that SC Johnson, the company for whom Wright designed the famous Johnson Administration Building, is trying to stop the high profile Sotheby's auction (ArtInfo) of a desk and chair designed for their building - claiming that the items were in fact stolen from them way back in the 1950s. More on the Bristol rejection here and the Sotheby''s controversy here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "A Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans" 17 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/459207/a-bad-month-for-frank-lloyd-wright-fans/>