Her strong interest in architecture is manifested through pencil drawings in which houses are featured in often bizarre and surreal scenes (ranging from alien abductions to ‘business dances’).
Portrait of Eileen Gray with her house E.1027 for upcoming book “The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History” coming out on Chronicle Books 2014.
Le Corbusier was so fascinated by this house, built by Eileen Gray, that he started to visit it increasingly. After a while he painted naked sexual images on the white walls. Eileen Gray was shocked about this and never came back to this house.
(Although we are not sure about this last sentence, it is indeed true that the friendship between Eileen Gray and Le Corbu was ruined after Le Corbu’s “performance”)
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