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Solomon’s Gift:
The Founding Collection of the Guggenheim, 1937-1949
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Press: Guggenheim Public Affairs

April 14, 2007 – January 9, 2008

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 23, 2007


(Assisted by Guggenheim Press Notes).
To celebrate the 70th anniversary if the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and as a tribute to Guggenheim, himself (1861-1949), 620 artworks were chosen by more than 60 artists for inclusion in the Founding Collection. These 620 works were bought by or given to Guggenheim between 1937, when the Foundation was formed, and 1949, when he died. Representative artists are Paul Klee, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso. Wall labels and publications will participate in this honor. The exhibit was organized by Tracey Bashkoff, Assoc. Curator, Collections and Exhibitions.

Naum Gabo’s 1944 “Construction in Depths”, oil on board, in a decidedly Cubist style, is replete with concentric brown circles and gold glass-like shapes. Chagall’s 1913 “Paris through the Window”, oil on canvas, has a cat on a ledge, looking at a surreal Eiffel Tower, awash in white light. Paul Klee’s 1937 “Peach Harvest”, watercolor and charcoal on paper, is a fanciful abstract work in pastels. Rudolf Bauer’s 1928 “Andante”, watercolor, gouache, ink, crayon, on paper, is a dynamic work with spheres, cylinders, and geometric symbolism, mostly in black on white contrasts. Max Jacob’s 1941 “Composition”, gouache on paper, is a black-white, visually kinetic work. Claire Falkenstein’s 1944 “Set Structure with Cylinders”, poplar, stain, and pigmented lacquer, is a sculpture in brownish wood with grey-black cylinders placed within.

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Naum Gabo (1890–1977)
Construction in Depths, 1944
Oil on board
15 x 18 inches (38.1 x 45.7 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection





Marc Chagall (1887–1985)
Paris Through the Window (Paris par la fenetre), 1913
Oil on canvas
53 1/2 x 55 3/4 inches (135.8 x 141.4 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, Gift, Solomon R. Guggenheim
© 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York





Paul Klee (1879–1940)
Peach Harvest (Pfirsisch Ernte), 1937
Paper Mount: 25 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches (64.1 x 49.9 cm); Paper Support and Linen
Strips: 21 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches (55.2 x 43.5 cm)
Watercolor and charcoal on chalk-primed paper, mounted with linen strips on paper
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection
© 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York





Rudolf Bauer (1889–1953)
Andante, 1928
Watercolor, gouache, ink, and crayon on paper
18 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches (47.3 x 32.1 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, Gift, Solomon R. Guggenheim
© Estate of Rudolf Bauer, courtesy Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco





Max Jacob (1876–1944)
Composition, 1941
Gouache on paper
11 7/8 x 9 inches (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, Bequest, Solomon R. Guggenheim






Claire Falkenstein (1908–1997)
Set Structure with Cylinders, 1944
Poplar, stain and pigmented lacquer
25 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 inches (65.4 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection





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