The Guggenheim. The Collection promises a fireworks display of about two hundred major works by the most important artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937 in New York by collector Solomon R. Guggenheim. Today, with its five museums in New York, Venice, Berlin, Bilbao, and Las Vegas, it is the first truly global institution dedicated to the fine arts. In terms of scope, diversity, and quality, the Guggenheim has no equal, and now a unique exhibition of about two hundred masterpieces from its first-class collection will be presented.
Large color plates of each and every work provide an overview of the Guggenheim’s many treasures. Masterpieces by European Classic Modernists, gorgeous pieces of American post-war art — from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art to Minimalism — as well as pioneering works by contemporary artists exemplify the development of art from the early twentieth century to the present day. Informative essays and an extensive chronology reconstruct the collection’s exciting history and its fascinating path from being the vision of a single collector to becoming a world-famous complex of museums.
Artists featured (selection): Carl Andre, Matthew Barney, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Robert Delaunay, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent van Gogh, Donald Judd, Wassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Edouard Manet, Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, James Rosenquist, Mark Rothko, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread
Exhibition schedule: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn,
The Guggenheim Collection, July 21, 2006-January 7, 2007
The Guggenheim Architecture, August 25-November 11, 2006