The Recording Academy® has announced that architect Frank Gehry will create the official artwork for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Traditional GRAMMY iconography will merge with Gehry’s distinct architectural style, creating the official artwork for the world’s premier music event, gracing the cover of the GRAMMY Awards program book, telecast tickets and promotional poster.
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on our official artwork for the GRAMMY Awards and the opportunity to further The Academy’s dedication to celebrating the arts in every discipline,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Frank’s exemplary creative accomplishments through a variety of artistic platforms have been inspirational. We are honored to work with such a well-respected talent who has served as an influential figure within the arts on a global scale.”
“I have been fortunate to have worked with and become friends with some of the top musicians in classical music,” said Gehry. “They are my inspiration and my heroes. I am pleased to work with the GRAMMYs to help celebrate all of these talented people.”
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Feburary 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.