European Art 1949-1979 | Marion R. Taylor: Paintings, 1966-2001 at the Venice Peggy Guggenheim Collection

From 29 February 2012 to 06 May 2012

There is growing anticipation for the opening of the new exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which will be on display from 29 February to 6 May at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the headquarters of the Guggenheim Collection.

 

The exhibition is centred on a selection of post-war works, which retrace the Venetian years of Peggy who lived in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni from 1949 to 1979. Here she continued her activity as an art collector and patron despite her withdrawal from New York, at the time the centre of the artistic avant-garde.

 

The paintings and sculptures displayed in the exhibition have been rarely shown before, which makes it both a privileged and interesting event. There will be the great representatives of the CoBrA group displayed next to Italian artists who operated from the end of the '40s, such as Edmondo Bacci, Armando Pizzinato, Giuseppe Santomaso, Tancredi and Emilio Vedova. Not forgetting the great representatives of the post-war British art, namely, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland, and their Italian counterparts, Mirko, Costantino Nivola, Carla Accardi, Agostino Bonalumi, Bice Lazzari and Mimmo Rotella.

 

The exhibition closes with a tribute to Marion Richardson Taylor (who died in 2010 with an unprecedented monographic exhibition - displaying twenty paintings between 1966 and 2001. A versatile and eclectic artist, she practiced over a wide range of styles and techniques, encompassing abstract expressionist murals, cubist still lifes, non-figurative portraits and intimately sized drawings -where colours are the distinguishing feature. Her constant search for new artistic innovations brought her to embrace new experimentations and travel to Spain, Egypt, Japan and Provence, continually revisiting her art, as a result of the places she visited. The Peggy Guggenheim collection dedicates to the artist her first solo-exhibition thanks to the works donated in 1998 by Taylor to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

 

The exhibition will open after a speedy refurbishment of Palazzo Venier from January 9 to February 21. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, considered one of the most important European and American arts museums of the early 20th century, is located in what used to be Peggy Guggenheim's house, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Opened in 1980, the museum contains Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, the masterpieces of the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher sculpture Garden and several contemporary exhibitions.

 

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also owns the Solomon R. Guggenheim New York museum, the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and the Berlin Deutsche Guggenheim.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff