Architect Luis Barragán's Mexican Modernist Masterpiece to Host Its First Art Exhibition
Elizabeth Fazzare- Architectural Digest,
For the first time, architect Luis Barragán's pink-walled masterwork of Mexican modernism is open to the public—as a gallery space. Cuadra San Cristóbal, built by Barragán in 1968 for the Egerstrom family in Mexico City, is most visually famous for its courtyard, a design of sweeping geometric volumes in earth tones and pink hues. Now, the modernist ranch is playing host to contemporary artwork. In consultation with the Egerstrom family, curator Oscar Humphries has installed paintings and sculptures by Sean Scully, creating a dialogue between the artist's "emotional abstraction" and the architect's "emotional architecture."