A fascinating look at the colourful career of architect Frank Gehry who despite being well into his eighties remains one of the world’s most celebrated and famously provocative creative forces. From the iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gehry’s buildings both intrigue and ignite. For Frank, rules are there to be broken. Alan Yentob explores Gehry’s remarkable journey from poor outsider in Toronto to global ‘starchitect’ and follows the construction of a characteristically audacious new Gehry building in Sydney.
Having achieved fame and notoriety in equal measure in the 1980s, Anselm Kiefer has become one of the world's most singular and successful artists. Working with themes of history, memory and mythology, Kiefer produces work that is consistently controversial and monumental in its scale and ambition.
In this film for the BBC's 'Imagine' series, Alan Yentob joins the artist at his studios in France and Germany as he prepares for a retrospective at the Royal Academy. In a series of frank interviews against the backdrop of his awe-inspiring studios, Kiefer discusses the forces that drive him, installs a selection of new work, and explains why he is as excited and driven by his practice now, at the age of 69, as he was when he began.