Frank Gehry Calls Eli Broad a 'Control Freak' on National Television
Gehry's Disney Hall.
Seems like he's the only person in town who had the balls to say what others have uttered off-the-record: That Broad, while infinitely generous, is a pain in the ass to work with.
Look, we have no problem with rich guys like Broad giving art and money to the world, especially in a town that could certainly use a boost when it comes to culture. But, well, where are we, Charlotte, North Carolina? Nobody else has anything critical to say?
Gehry probably feels empowered because, well, he's Frank Gehry.
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Here's what he told 60 Minutes' Morley Safer, for the record:
Eli is a control freak. I worked on a house for him. I didn't wanna do it ... I just told him I didn't like him. He said you'll learn to like me.
Wow. No publicist-washed-and-rinsed comments, those.
Broad tried to take the sting off, but Gehry said "I won't do a project for him" again, "that's true."
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