The archive of Luis Barragán—“a gothic love story…with a copyright-and-intellectual-property-rights

Luis Barragan won the Pritzer Prize in 1980 and the house and studio he designed for himself in Mexico City is now a World Heritage Site. But his works and his influence have since largely been overlooked, in large part because his archives have been sealed in a vault in Basel, Switzerland since 1995. Here is one conceptual artists intricate plan to gain access to it.

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The Architect who became a Diamond

By Alice Gregory

The New Yorker

August 1, 2016 issue

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