Outdoor Room, Frances Brody House
Los Angeles, California
In the 1950s, the great pilanthropist and tastemaker, Frances Lasker Brody and her husband commissioned Henri Matisse to design a ceramic mural for the interior courtyard of their new house by architect A. Quincy Jones. The piece, titled La Gerbe,plays a pivotal role in shaping the space and its expression. It stands as the rooms centerpiece, its bright colors and flowing shapes popping against the solid white brick walls.