New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This full-scale retrospective of Kandinsky's career comes to New York, on the Guggenheim’s own fiftieth anniversary year, having previously shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Lenbachhaus in Munich. It is a comprehensive, chronological survey that brings together more than 100 paintings, including some very rare and delicate works from significant private and public collections. Solomon Guggenheim himself visited Kandinsky's studio at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany in 1930, purchasing more than 150 of his works. Kandinsky was known for pioneering a uniquely abstract style of painting, called non-objective art, which intrigued Guggenheim so much that he opened the “Museum of Non-Objective Painting” in 1939, which is today known as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

September 18, 2009 through January 13, 2010 1071 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128 T. +1 212 423 3500