Justin Shubow, president of the National Civic Art Society, in Washington, has a new gig writing a column at Forbes.com. Shubow, who will remain at the NCAS, has directed the society’s vigorous defense of the Nation’s Capital against the proposal by the
nation’s world’s Greatest Architect to diss the memory of America’s 34th president. It is fitting and proper, therefore, that Shubow’s first column fingers Gehry’s finger – his recent shot of bird at the press, followed by his declaration that “98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit.”
Shubow delves deeply into this. He is a trove of fact, history and insight whose column is not to be missed. He has Gehry dead to rights. Read “Frank Gehry is Right: 98% of Architecture Today ‘Has No Respect for Humanity” in its entirety. Can’t wait for his next piece at Forbes’s online magazine. His blog may be visited here.
By the way, Justin is speaking at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan. His subject is “The Architecture of Democracy.”
Here’s Artsy.net’s Gehry link: https://www.artsy.net/artist/frank-gehry