New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon Guggenheim, businessman, manufacturer and collector, in 1928 met with Hilla von Rebay, a German artist who a year before immigrated to the United States. She painted abstractions and enthusiastically promoted non-objective art; she became Guggenheim’s art adviser and helped him to replenish his collection. In 1930, Guggenheim and his wife, along with Hilla, arrived to Europe, where they met with artists and bought paintings, mostly abstractions. In July 1930, they met with Kandinsky, who was teaching in the Bauhaus in Dessau at that time and purchased from him Composition No. 8. This piece started the collection of 150 Kandinsky's paintings which is now part of the Museum’s collection.

Initially, the paintings were displayed in one of the rooms of the Plaza Hotel in New York, where Guggenheim in the 30s rented several apartments. In 1939 he opened The Museum of Non-Objective Painting and, of course, Hilla Rebay became its director and ideological leader. In 1943 the decision was made to build a separate building for the museum, it was supposed to become a "temple of the spirit" and a new space for art work. Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, master of organic architecture was in charge of this project. After 16 years of overcoming many difficulties in Manhattan, an amazing spiral structure has grown, seriously disturbing both the surrounding landscape and the minds of critics and fans. Unfortunately, both Wright and Guggenheim did not live long enough to see this wonderful day.

Today the Solomon Guggenheim Museum is one of the most important points on the cultural map of New York, it is visited by about a million people a year, and the museum's exhibitions are known all over the world.


Kandinsky's artworks in this collection

Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Mountain, 1908 - 1909
Blue Mountain, 1908 - 1909
Wassily Kandinsky. Group in Crinolines, 1909
Group in Crinolines, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky. Landscape near Murnau with a Locomotive, 1909
Landscape near Murnau with a Locomotive, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky. Sketch for
Sketch for "Composition II", 1910
Wassily Kandinsky. Landscape with Factory Chimney, 1910
Landscape with Factory Chimney, 1910
Wassily Kandinsky. Santa Francisca, 1911
Santa Francisca, 1911
Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912
Improvisation 28 (second version), 1912
Wassily Kandinsky. Painting With White Border, 1913
Painting With White Border, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Small Pleasures, 1913
Small Pleasures, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Black Lines I, 1913
Black Lines I, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Light Picture, 1913
Light Picture, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Picture with White Form, 1913
Picture with White Form, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Landscape with Rain, 1913
Landscape with Rain, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky. Red Oval, 1920
Red Oval, 1920
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Segment, 1921
Blue Segment, 1921
Wassily Kandinsky. Circles on Black, 1921
Circles on Black, 1921
Wassily Kandinsky. White Center, 1921
White Center, 1921
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Circle, 1922
Blue Circle, 1922
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VIII, 1923
Composition VIII, 1923
Wassily Kandinsky. In the Black Square, 1923
In the Black Square, 1923
Wassily Kandinsky. A Center, 1924
A Center, 1924
Wassily Kandinsky. Yellow Accompaniment, 1924
Yellow Accompaniment, 1924
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Painting, 1924
Blue Painting, 1924
Wassily Kandinsky. Several Circles, 1926
Several Circles, 1926
Wassily Kandinsky. Three Sounds, 1926
Three Sounds, 1926
Wassily Kandinsky. Colored Sticks, 1928
Colored Sticks, 1928
Wassily Kandinsky. Aglow, 1928
Aglow, 1928
Wassily Kandinsky. Storeys, 1929
Storeys, 1929
Wassily Kandinsky. Far Away, 1930
Far Away, 1930
Wassily Kandinsky. Taut Line, 1931
Taut Line, 1931
Wassily Kandinsky. Decisive Pink, 1932
Decisive Pink, 1932
Wassily Kandinsky. Gloomy Situation, 1933
Gloomy Situation, 1933
Wassily Kandinsky. Gentle Ascent, 1934
Gentle Ascent, 1934
Wassily Kandinsky. Striped, 1934
Striped, 1934
Wassily Kandinsky. Accompanied Contrast, 1935
Accompanied Contrast, 1935
Wassily Kandinsky. Violet-Orange, 1935
Violet-Orange, 1935
Wassily Kandinsky. Dominant Curve, 1936
Dominant Curve, 1936
Wassily Kandinsky. Yellow Painting, 1938
Yellow Painting, 1938
Wassily Kandinsky. Moderation, 1940
Moderation, 1940
Wassily Kandinsky. Little Accents, 1940
Little Accents, 1940
Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled, 1941
Untitled, 1941
Wassily Kandinsky. Various Actions, 1941
Various Actions, 1941
Wassily Kandinsky. Vertical Accents, 1942
Vertical Accents, 1942
Wassily Kandinsky. Twilight, 1943
Twilight, 1943
Wassily Kandinsky. White Figure, 1943
White Figure, 1943
Wassily Kandinsky. Fragments, 1943
Fragments, 1943
Wassily Kandinsky. Ribbon with Squares, 1944
Ribbon with Squares, 1944

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