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From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art of the Guggenheim Collections

Published on 04-15-2016 Agenda

Kandinsky, Rothko, Duchamp, Pollock… an exhibition at Florence's Strozzi Palace showcases the artists supported by Peggy and Solomon R. Guggenheim, from 1920 to 1960.

Peggy Guggenheim, like her uncle Solomon before her, didn't just buy art works; driven by a strong aesthetic sense and an unmatched curiosity, she put all her resources at the disposal of the young painters and sculptors whose works she most admired. Not yielding to compromise and endowed with great instincts, the Guggenheims supported many European and American artists whose works they acquired and whose renown they helped cultivate.

More than 100 masterpieces of European and American art are on display at the Strozzi Palace. The exhibition ably charts the complex relationships between artists on both sides of the Atlantic: works by Europeans such as Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, and Lucio Fontana are juxtaposed with those by some of the most important figures in American art, including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, and Cy Twombly. Not to be missed!

De Kandinsky à Pollock
Fondation Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza degli Strozzi
50123 Firenze

Until 24 July 2016

Adult: 12 EUR
Reduced price: 4 EUR
Free for children under five

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (11:00 p.m. Thursdays)

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