Glass House compound--page 5 (of 9 pages)

Philip Johnson


Completed 1965, masonry and earth berm construction, 3778 square feet

The entrance to the underground gallery

The exterior is simply a mound, covered with grass, while the entrance alludes to a Mycenaean icon, the Treasury of Atreus. (See Wikimedia image.)
The gallery plan includes a long entrance hall leading to three circular rooms with varying diameters.
The Painting Gallery includes works by Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, David Salle, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, and others.

Circular stools repeat the circular plan of the walls. See below.

Right: Julian Schnabel, Untitled, 1982 and Untitled (Los Besos de Tu Amor), 1992


Frank Stella, Darabjerd I, 1967 and Lanckorona II, 1071


Andy Warhol,
Portrait of Philip Johnson, 1972

The Painting Gallery includes works on paper and photographs as well as oil paintings.

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