The Architect As Artist

As architects continue to take their place as the new rock stars of the art world, an interesting crossover effect seems to be taking place. From Norman Foster’s famous erotic pickle to Frank Gehry’s trend-shattering Bilbao museum to Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, some of the best art in the world today is being done by architects, a fact which the art world has been slow to accept. “Why is architecture so much less hyped than art? The fact is that artists are more glamorous than architects. Building is a business, and even younger architects find it hard to accept that Foster, a business genius, is also an aesthetic one.”