The Architecture and Design Film Festival has presented a panel discussion in conjunction with the screening of Gray Matters, the documentary on Eileen Gray. The panel, moderated by Mary McGuckian, featured three speakers: Caroline Constant who published
the best book on Eileen Gray to this day; Jennifer Goff, curator of the Eileen Gray show at the National Museum of Ireland; and Dr. Stephen Kelly, long time collector of French Art Deco. While discussion tonight began with the question: "Does Gray Matter?", it quickly moved to the question whether the infamous murals that Le Corbusier painted on Eileen Gray’s masterpiece E1027, once she left the house should be kept in place or removed. The general consensus expressed by the participants, is that the murals are ought to be removed to be preserved outside of the house, which will be open to the public in the summer. E 1027, it was suggested, should be presented as it was conceived by Gray.
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