AO On Site: “Art Of Another Kind,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, through September 12, 2012Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Jackson Pollock, “Ocean Greyness” (1953), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This summer, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates a groundbreaking period in its history with “Art of Another Kind,” an installation featuring works collected primarily from 1949-1960. This era began with Solomon R. Guggenheim’s passing. The movement caught fire under new director James Johnson Sweeney’s affinity for the explorative and abstract work of artists he referred to as “tastebreakers,” and ended soon after the museum’s 1959 relocation to Frank Lloyd Wright‘s iconic white structure docked in the Upper East Side.
Judit Reigl, “Outburst” (1956), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum