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Gianni Mattioli Collection: Italina Art 1910-1921 / Italian Postwar Art in the Collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
February 14 - April 6, 2015

February 14 September 14, 2015
Curated by Luciano Pensabene and Roberto Bellucci

Jackson Pollock, Alchemy, 1947, oil, aluminum, alkyd enamel paint with sand, pebbles, fibers and broken wooden sticks on canvas, 114.6 x 221.3 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 76.2553 PG 150 [info]

After more than a year's absence, Jackson Pollock's Alchemy – one the museum’s masterpieces and a masterpiece of American Abstract Expressionism – has returned to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Pollock's work has undergone an extensive cycle of studies at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence, in collaboration with eleven Italian science institutions engaged in the field of conservation of cultural heritage. The remarkable results will be presented in an interactive and multimedia installation, offering insights into the science of conservation and into Pollock’s working methods. Above all this will be an opportunity to see the painting for the first time in its original splendor after the lengthy operation of surface cleaning.
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April 23 September 14, 2015
Curated by Philip Rylands

Charles Pollock, Chapala 3, 1956, oil and tempera on canvas, 121.9 x 91.4 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim, Venice. Gift, Charles Pollock Archives, courtesy American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich 2009.36 [info]

The exhibition documents Charles Pollock’s full career, with most of the material (art and documents, some of it never before exhibited) being loaned by the Charles Pollock Archive, Paris, thanks to the Pollock family. Additional loans will come from members of the Pollock family, from the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution, and other Institutions and private collections. Early letters, photos and sketches will document the relations between Charles and Jackson.
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