Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Fred Licht with assistance of Todd Porterfield.
This exhibition, presented during Hélion’s lifetime, displayed his later works, which were relatively unknown at the time. Conceived as an homage to Hélion, the artist was presented as a figure that refused to be conventionally categorized. As an artist and a critic, Hélion’s works eschew standards applied to European and American art, both abstract and figurative. Hélion's marriage to Pegeen, Peggy Guggenheim's daughter, provided a link between the exhibition and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Licht, Fred and Todd Porterfield. Omaggio a Jean Hélion: Opere recenti. Homage to Jean Hélion: Recent Works. Venice: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1986.
Bilingual catalogue, in English and Italian. Includes introductions by Thomas M. Messer (Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation) and Jean Hélion, and an essay by Fred Licht.
Library location: GUGG PGC 1986 .01