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Exhibitions - The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

FEBRUARY 17 - MAY 20, 2007

The first European retrospective exhibition of paintings on canvas by Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992), youngest of the generation of the American Abstract Expressionists, and one of America's most important artists of the second half of the 20th century.

Richard Pousette-Dart made essential contributions to the Abstract Expressionist movement: by 1941 he was painting muralscale canvases, was using Native American and classical myth as his subject matter, and painting with an energy prophetic of 'action painting.' In the tradition of American Transcendentalism, he believed that the materials and abstract symbols of painting could reveal universal truths and the realm of the spirit.

Organized in collaboration with the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart, New York, and the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.

The exhibition is made possible by: Intrapresæ Collezione Guggenheim; Regione del Veneto; Banca del Gottardo; Tratto. Servizi per l'arte.

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