Pritzker said in a statement that the prize would stand, given that it was ”based on his architectural merit at that time.”
In the wake of a New York Times report on sexual harassment allegations against the prominent architect Richard Meier, Sotheby’s has closed an exhibition of collages and silk-screens by Mr. Meier at its S2 Gallery in New York.
“Under the circumstances, and in consultation with the Meier family, the decision has been made to close our exhibition early,” the auction house said in a statement.
The decision to end the show, which opened Feb. 28 and was supposed to run through March 29, was first reported by ARTnews.
Also after the Times report, Kent Kleinman, the dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, announced on Tuesday that the school would now decline Mr. Meier’s recent gift to name the chair of the architecture department and it would cancel the event planned for next week to celebrate the donation.
Asked to respond to calls on Twitter for the revocation of Mr. Meier’s 1984 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Pritzker said in a statement that the prize would stand, given that it was ”based on his architectural merit at that time.”