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Frank Lloyd Wright

His “skyscraper” year

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His “skyscraper” year

Highly influential American architect (1867–1959) whose mastery of space, form, and human-centered design revolutionized the field of architecture and earned him a place among the greatest thinkers and artists of the twentieth century. Wright-designed business check for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in type and signed by Wright, payable to the Waldorf Astoria for $417.77, February 24, 1954. In the same year, construction began on the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the only high-rise building in the architect’s oeuvre. Faint stain to top edge, staple holes, and usual punch and ink cancellations (faint ink traces and punches slightly touching first name), otherwise fine condition. The signature is clear, bold, and otherwise unaffected. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008