Last week I visited the Gagosian Gallery to see "Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Fragments." It chronicles three decades of extraordinary output. The subject, Renzo Piano, is a Pritzker Prize winning Italian architect famous for his museum and cultural institution designs.
The show at Gagosian not only fascinated me, it surprised me as well. The gallery was appointed like a classroom, consisting of twenty-four tabletops, representing twenty-four of Piano's most important buildings. Each of these tables celebrated his legacy through scale models, drawings, photographs, and videos. Like a good student, I visited each station, examining booklets, drawings, and all the other objects available for review. Afterwards, I walked through the gallery, stunned with the high number of landmark buildings designed by Piano.