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emanreus Post time: 2016-9-28 17:04
Solomon Robert Guggenheim was the son of Meyer Guggenheim, a Swiss-born businessman who made his f ...

In 1948 the Guggenheim Foundation purchased the estate of the late New York art dealer Karl Nierendorf, whose collection mostly specialized in German Surrealism and Expressionism

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emanreus Post time: 2016-9-28 17:08
In 1948 the Guggenheim Foundation purchased the estate of the late New York art dealer Karl Nieren ...

New York Times art critic John Canaday, however, unequivocally denounced the new Guggenheim building; in his opening day review, entitled "Wright Versus Painting," Canaday lambasted the late architect for infusing his design with "the giddiness of the fun house in amusement parks .. If he had deliberately designed an interior to annihilate painting as an expressive art, he could not have done much better." Canaday, already infamous amongst many Abstract Expressionists and other Modern artists for denouncing Abstract Expressionism in general, was unforgiving of Wright's personal vision of a modern-day cathedral that invited visitors to view paintings in natural light.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum holds approximately 600 artworks that were gifted to the museum by Solomon Guggenheim between 1937 (the year of the formation of the foundation) and 1949, or purchased by the foundation during those years. In 2007, to formally honor Solomon’s legacy, and in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the foundation, the Guggenheim assigned a special credit line to these works, designating them as part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection

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