Peggy Guggenheim insisted that her collection remain intact in Venice every year between Easter and November 1st, the period when Venice receives its greatest number of visitors, and which coincides with the biennale. But this summer, key artwork from Peggy’s holdings are at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where they join works collected by the original contributors to the Guggenheim Foundation—artist and curator Katherine Dreier, dealer Karl Nierendorf, artist Hilla Rebay, gallerist Justin K. Thannhauser, and industrialist Solomon Guggenheim—in VISIONARIES: CREATING A MODERN GUGGENHEIM.
Brâncuși, Pissarro, Duchamp, Picasso, Calder, Klee, Mondrian, and Pollock are all represented, with a special emphasis on the work of Kandinsky.
VISIONARIES: CREATING A MODERN GUGGENHEIM, through September 6.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 88th Street, New York City.
Upper two: Exhibition catalogue, edited by Megan Fontanella; and Oskar Fischinger, Untitled, 1942. Image credit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Bottom: Peggy Guggenheim.