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“[…] The Mexican artists have been truthful to art. I believe they did their work primarily for art’s sake, for the fun of art. They did l’art pour l’art, which has originally and really a positive sense.” Josef Albers.

Want to learn more about the exhibition dedicated to #JosefAlbers? Find out the free audioguide of the show on @soundcloud. Six tracks explore the exhibition through texts by Albers, including poems and also letters of the years of his travels to Mexico #JosefAlbers #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Wishing to all our followers a great summer! Don’t forget that the museum is daily open from 10 am to 6 pm, even on August 15, but our social-media platforms will slow down a bit 😉
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Ph. © Fondazione Solomon R. Guggenheim, foto Archivio CameraphotoEpoche, donazione Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, 2005.


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“Art is creation / It can be based on but is independent of knowledge. / We can study art / through nature, / but art is more than nature. // Art is spirit / and has a life of its own.” Josef Albers.

Want to learn more about our exhibition dedicated to #JosefAlbers? Find out the free audioguide of the show downloadable via @soundcloud (👀 soundcloud.com/guggenheim-venice). Six tracks explore the exhibition through texts by Albers, including poems and also letters of the years of his travels to Mexico. #JosefAlbers #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Matteo de Fina


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"All real art is or was modern in its time, daring and new, demonstrating a constant change in seeing and feeling. If revival had been a perpetual virtue, we would still live in caves and earth pits. In art, tradition is to create, not to revive" - Josef Albers, 1946

Learn more about the exhibition “Josef Albers in Mexico” through its publication, available in our Museum Shops. Enjoy its very special price. #JosefAlbers #PeggyGuggenheimCollection


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"I think everybody should like everybody". Born on this day Andy Warhol, eclectic artist, genius of 20th century art and leading figure of #PopArt. From our collection (Schulhof Collection) his iconic 'Flowers', 1964 #AndyWarhol #PeggyGuggenheimCollection


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Born on this day the Italian artist Enrico Castellani. A catalytic figure in the European post-war avant-garde, he founded the Azimut gallery—and the related journal Azimuth—in Milan in 1959, with Piero Manzoni. In 2014 the museum dedicated to both artists the astonishing exhibition “AZIMUT/H. Continuity and Newness”, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. #EnricoCastellani #PeggyGuggenheimCollection .
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Ph. Matteo de Fina


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Summer holidays in New York? Don’t miss at @Guggenheim the major retrospective dedicated to Alberto Giacometti. Discover his distinctive sculptures of the human figure, plus paintings, drawings, and more. Through Sept. 12. Learn more ➡️ guggenheim.org/giacometti #Giacometti #Guggenheim


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1948 – 2018. This year, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the exhibition of Peggy Guggenheim’s collection at the Venice @labiennale for the first time in the last twenty years, all eleven works by Jackson Pollock that Peggy Guggenheim chose to keep for her own collection are on view in the galleries of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Five of these were displayed in the 1948 Pavilion together with the other masterpieces of the historical avant-gardes. Don’t miss this chance! #JacksonPollock #PeggyGuggenheim48 #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Simone Bottazzin


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Born on this day Jenny Holzer. For more than thirty-five years, Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, @labiennale Venice, the @guggenheim New York and @museoguggenheim Bilbao, the @whitneymuseum. Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, a plaque, or a LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. From our collection several of her works, such as “Garden Bench", 2001 #JennyHolzer #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Maria Rita Cerilli


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"I don't believe in art. I believe in artists". Born on this day Marcel Duchamp genius of 20th century art. French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer, his work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada. Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Matisse, as one of the artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. From our collection his “Nude (Study), Sad Young Man on a Train” (1911–12) #MarcelDuchamp #PeggyGuggenheimCollection .
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© Succession Marcel Duchamp, by SIAE 2018


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The title is an abbreviation of 'pasărea măiastră', the name of a legendary bird, a tutelary spirit associated with royalty, that appears frequently in Brâncuși’s native Romanian folklore. His sculpture moved toward simple, pure, and unified forms. He sought the essence of things, claiming that “Simplicity is not an end in art, but one arrives at simplicity in spite of oneself, in approaching the real sense of things. Simplicity is complexity itself, and one has to be nourished by its essence in order to understand its value.” Thanks to our Assistant Curator Gražina Subelyté @gsubelyte for this highlight on Brâncuși’s "Maiastra" (1912) from our collection. #PeggyGuggenheimCollection #HowDoYouSee .
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Ph. Gražina Subelyté


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Happy #NationalInternDay! Thank you to all our interns both past and present, for being such significant members to the Guggenheim community, for your meaningful contributions across all museum departments, and for making our Internship Program the best it can be. Celebrate with us by sharing your Guggenheim internship memories by tagging us on your Instagram post with #GuggInterns and check out today’s Story both @guggenheim_venice and @guggenheim NY as we highlight a few of our summer interns. Learn more about our Internship Program 👉 guggenheim-venice.it/education/internship-program #PeggyGuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim #GuggInterns


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