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The Guggenheim Thannhauser Collection
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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
April 8, 2011


See The Guggenheim Restoration and The Wright
See “The Great Upheaval” and “Kandinsky at the Bauhaus”

(Assisted by Guggenheim Press Notes).

After exploring “The Great Upheaval” and Kandinsky exhibits, I wandered into my favorite corner at The Guggenheim, The Thannhauser Collection. Justin Thannhauser was the son of a renowned art dealer, Heinrich Thannhauser, and he helped his father in their Moderne Galerie, which opened in 1909 in Munich. Exhibitions that they mounted were French Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, German artists, and Italian futurists. The Moderne Galerie featured The Blue Rider in 1909 and 1911, with works by Vasily Kandinsky, and also Picasso’s first major exhibition in 1913. Thannhauser eventually opened more galleries in Lucerne and Berlin (which had replaced the Munich space).

The Galleries Thannhauser closed in 1937, due to political and cultural pressures, mainly by the growing Nazi movement, and Thannhauser and his family moved to Paris and then New York in 1940. Thannhauser, assisted by his wife, Hilde, established himself as a private art dealer. The Thannhausers and Solomon R. Guggenheim were all compelled to promote the trajectory of artistic progress, so, in the memory of members of his family that had died at young ages, Thannhauser donated a large part of his art collection, highlighted by many works of Picasso, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1963. When Thannhauser and Hilde had both died, a bequest of 10 additional works was received, and this collection became permanent to The Guggenheim Museum.




Vincent Van Gogh
"Mountains at Saint-Rémy",
July 1889 Oil on canvas,
28 1/4 x 35 3/4 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Thannhauser Collection, Gift,
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Edouard Manet
"Before the Mirror",
1876 Oil on canvas,
36 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Thannhauser Collection, Gift,
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Pablo Picasso
"Woman Ironing",
1904 Oil on canvas,
45 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Thannhauser Collection, Gift,
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Camille Pissarro
"The Hermitage at Pontoise",
1867 Oil on canvas,
59 5/8 x 79 inches
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Thannhauser Collection, Gift,
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Edgar Degas
"Spanish Dance",
1896-1911, cast posthumously
1919-1926 Bronze,
15 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 7 inches
(40.3 x 16.5 x 17.8 cm)
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net