“Good Mistakes”

ai weiwei and frank gehry

Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry, photographed in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2018. Credit Joe Leavenworth.

Frank Gehry: Like in [the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, 1997, designed by Gehry]…, when I look at the building, personally I have all kinds of criticisms of it — I can’t understand why they like it so much.
Ai Weiwei: I’ve never been to the museum, but I hear people say the internal spaces are really well designed. So you’re lucky. You made good mistakes.

(Quoted by Jori Finkel, “Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art, Legos and Being Cultural Renegades,” NYTimes, 2-12-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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