Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim supports the first exhibition of the year at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Postwar Era. A Recent History. Homages to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein offers a fresh, analytical look at postwar American and European art through 1979, the year of Peggy Guggenheim death. Paintings and sculptures, works both from Peggy Guggenheim’s collection and from donations to the Foundation’s Venice museum, some rarely exhibited, are assembled in clusters and arranged according to theme, style, affinity, and an unconventional chronology, bringing together threads of sensibility that go beyond avant-garde movements and historical tendencies. This context also offers insight into the work of two artists in the Foundation’s collections: Jack Tworkov (1900–1982) and Claire Falkenstein (1908–1997). The latter is celebrated for her entrance gates to the museum, commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in 1960, and which have undergone conservation and cleaning prior to this exhibition.
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
23 January – 4 April, 2016
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Homepage: Claire Falkenstein, Model for Garden gates (particular), 1961. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Peggy Guggenheim 64.317 © The Falkenstein Foundation; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Image 1: Willem de Kooning Untitled, 1958, Oil on paper, 58,5 x 74 cm Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice © The Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York, by SIAE 2016
Image 2: Alan Davie Orange Jumper, 1960, Oil on paper, 35 x 91 cm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice © The estate of Alan Davie