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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces
Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now
New York–Venice–Bilbao–Berlin

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Guggenheim Symposium
Saturday 30 June, 9.30am-4.30pm

art after dark
Exhibition open until 9pm every Wednesday
from 4 July until 3 October

 

Dan Flavin - untitled (to Jan and Ron Greenberg), 1972-1973
 
Dan Flavin
untitled (to Jan and Ron Greenberg), 1972-1973
Yellow and green fluorescent light
edition 1/3, 8 ft. fixtures
246.4 x 213.4 x 25.4 cm in a corridor 246.4 x 213.4 cm, length of corridor variable
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Panza Collection 91.3708
© Stephen Flavin/ARS. Licensed by VISCOPY Australia
Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

Willem de Kooning - ...Whose Name Was Writ in Water, 1975

Willem de Kooning
...Whose Name Was Writ in Water 1975
Oil on canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
© 2007 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ARS, New York.
Licensed by VISCOPY Australia

30 June to 7 October 2007
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The National Gallery of Victoria’s next Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series exhibition presents postwar and contemporary art from the worldwide collections of the famous Guggenheim Museum.

While the majority of the presentation is drawn from the holdings of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, select masterpieces from other Guggenheim collections in Venice, Bilbao, and Berlin are also featured.

Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, features iconic artworks from the 1940s to the present by internationally renowned artists such as Jackson Pollock, Alberto Giacometti, Mark Rothko, Dan Flavin, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman, and also introduces some new names to Australian audiences such as Sarah Anne Johnson and Suling Wang. A selection of the Guggenheim’s recent acquisitions are also to premier here in Melbourne.

This exhibition highlights the stimulating and complex relationships between artworks of diverse movements, eras and media. It encompasses an epoch in which research was vital, ideas were rapidly challenged and exchanged, and the impact of the Second World War and its attendant crises was witnessed world wide: socially, politically and culturally.

The conjunction of these works by so many seminal artists will resonate with the breadth of attitudes and rich possibilities being examined by western art practitioners of the late 20th and 21st centuries.

Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now is exclusive to the National Gallery of Victoria and will not travel to any other Australian city, or anywhere else in the world.

The exhibition is indemnified by the State Government of Victoria.

Guggenheim Museum

Principal Sponsor
Mercedes-Benz
Official Airline
Qantas
State Government of Victoria

 

Support Sponsors

ernst & Young The Age Publicis Mojo

Sofitel Tourism Victoria City of Melbourne Melbourne Airport JCDecaux Supported by Metlink

Images above (repeated) l-r:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Photo by David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Photo by David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Photo by David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Photo by David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 


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