The ARTstor Digital Library is collaborating with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to share approximately 7,000 images of major art works, exhibition installation views, and architecture. There will be 1,000 images of objects from the Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection, which is known for its superb holdings in modern and contemporary art by Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh among many others. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum holds approximately 600 artworks that were gifted to the museum by Solomon Guggenheim between 1937 (the year of the formation of the foundation) and 1949, or purchased by the foundation during those years. These works form the core of the Guggenheim’s holdings, with such masterpieces as Franz Marc’s Yellow Cow (1911) and Vasily Kandinsky’s Composition 8 (1923), among the first paintings Solomon purchased for his art collection following his visit to Kandinsky’s studio in 1929.
In addition, the Foundation will be sharing 5,000 installation views spanning from 1990’s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, including documentation of seminal exhibitions such as: Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective; The Worlds of Nam June Paik; James Rosenquist: A Retrospective; Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle; and Kandinsky. Finally, there will be a unique collection of more than 1,000 installations views from the museums in Bilbao and Venice, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of these three museum buildings.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation page.