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Le Corbusier Tapestry Intended for the Sydney Opera House Will Finally be Installed

  • 06:00 - 4 August, 2015
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Le Corbusier Tapestry Intended for the Sydney Opera House Will Finally be Installed
Le Corbusier Tapestry Intended for the Sydney Opera House Will Finally be Installed, © Sydney Opera House. Image via Architecture AU
© Sydney Opera House. Image via Architecture AU

On June 9, 2015, philanthropists finally acquired a tapestry by Le Corbusier originally intended to be hung in the Sydney Opera House. After Jørn Utzon won the commission for the building in 1958, he wrote to Le Corbusier, whom he admired, requesting a piece of “decoration, carpet and painting” for the Sydney Opera House, including drawings of his design. The two met in Paris in 1959 and the work was completed and delivered in 1960, where it was hung in Utzon’s own house. After Utzon left Australia in 1966, the tapestry was never installed in the Opera House, remaining in the Utzon house until now. Read the whole story on Architecture AU here.

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Le Corbusier Tapestry Intended for the Sydney Opera House Will Finally be Installed" 04 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771163/le-corbusier-tapestry-intended-for-the-sydney-opera-house-will-finally-be-installed/> ISSN 0719-8884
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