THE SWEENEY DECADE

ACQUISITIONS AT THE 1959 INAUGURAL

The Guggenheim's 1959 inaugural exhibition featured highlights from the museum's classical collection as well a significant group of works from the 1950s, then newly collected by Director James Johnson Sweeney.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, United States.
From Friday 05 June 2009 to Wednesday 02 September 2009

Published by Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY on Monday 27 April 2009.
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Drawn from the contemporary works acquired during Sweeney’s tenure from 1952-60, this presentation includes examples of international post-WWII trends in abstraction including Abstract Expressionism, CoBrA, Taschisme, and L’Art Informel, by artists Karel Appel, Alberto Burri, Eduardo Chillida, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tapies, and others. The exhibition is organized by Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.