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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173

Museum Hours

Sat.–Wed. 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.–7:45 p.m.
Closed Thurs.
Some galleries may close prior to 5:45 p.m. Sat.–Wed. (7:45 p.m. Fri.)

Admission

Adults $18
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $15
Children under 12 Free
Members Free.

Audio Tours

Audio tours are free with admission.

Originating from individual private collections, the Guggenheim museums have become focused institutions around the globe, each originating from private collections. In New York, recent contemporary acquisitions include: Tim Gardner, Julian Schnabel, Wlm Delvoye, Piotr Uklanski, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 to 1989

January 30–April 19, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

May 15–August 23, 2009

Kandinsky

September 18, 2009–January 10, 2010