Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler The Story of Art of This Century

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Edited by: Philip Rylands, Susan Davidson Texts by: Dr. Dieter Bogner, Susan Davidson, Francis V. O'Connor, Don Quaintance, Philip Rylands, Jasper Sharp, Valentina Sonzogni English November 2004, 398 Pages, 352 Ills. Hardcover 276mm x 225mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1557-7
Founded in 1942, Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery set standards in virtually every sense. With its visionary design by Friedrich Kiesler, the gallery initially presented the works of such European artists as Jean Arp, Max Ernst, and Giorgio de Chirico to the New York audience and later promoted young American painters, including Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

New York in the 1940s was the crucible for post-war American and European art, and at the heart of this was Peggy Guggenheim and her remarkable museum/gallery, made instantly the most sensational venue of the avant-garde in New York by Frederick Kiesler's visionary architectural design. This is the never-before-written story of "Art of This Century"-the name Peggy gave both to her collection (now part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and on permanent view in Venice, Italy) and to her 57th Street gallery. The gallery was Kiesler's masterpiece, where the careers of artists such as William Baziotes, David Hare, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko were launched. It is essential reading and reference for all who are interested in the colorful biographies of two outstanding cultural figures of the twentieth century; in the history of art installation, collecting, and art dealing; in the embattled origins of the New York School; and in the history of art and design in general. Exhibition schedule: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, October 2003 - October, 10 2004