Huntington Highlight: The Haunting World of John Frame

By Grace Farag

In a rare collaboration with a living artist, The Huntington hosts a new exhibit featuring the work of John Frame.

Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending a preview for the new John Frame exhibit, “Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.” This fascinating show is unusual for many reasons, one being that it highlights the work of a living artist—quite rare for The Huntington.

Frame, who has been developing his unique sculptural art for the past 30 years, was on hand at the preview to answer questions from journalists, but one topic Frame didn’t, and wouldn’t, discuss was the issue of interpreting the work. “When you ask, what does it mean, you’re already pushing it away,” he said, adding, “Meaning is always essentially non-linguistic for me.” (continues at

Scroll to Top