The Guggenheim Museum is undergoing a face-lift, and according to a recent item in the New York Times it will be painted in a new color. Just for fun, I though we’d make a guesstimate of what this world-famous icon might look like when finished...
I picked up the paint chip and was surprised at how “dark” it is—like the color of a brown egg. But after playing with the color balances in photoshop I realized that the new building color won’t be any darker than the brick buildings surrounding it, and will probably blend into the neighborhood quite well.
But how about this: it seems that Wright favored the color Desert Rose for his Arizona projects. I wonder if it would hold water with the Landmark Commission?
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter