Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler: The Story of Art of This Century
Guggenheim Museum | 01 Mar 2005
Hardback | 398 pages
This is the never-before-written story of “Art of This Century”–the name Guggenheim gave to both her collection (now part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and on permanent view in Venice, Italy) and to her 57th Street gallery, Kiesler’s masterpiece, within which the careers of artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko were launched. The essays in this volume recount the formation of Guggenheim’s collection and reconstruct for the first time the plan and design of Art of This Century, analyzing its place in Kiesler’s long career in architecture, theater design, sculpture, and theories of perception.