Woman with Yellow Hair | Pablo Picasso | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy

09.21.2018 - 03.24.2019

After retiring from a distinguished career as a dealer of modern art in Europe and the United States, in 1963 Justin K. Thannhauser (1892–1976) announced a bequest of essential works from his private art collection—spanning some one hundred years—to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Hilde Thannhauser (1919–1991), Justin’s widow, subsequently made additional gifts to the institution in 1984 and 1991.

Today, the Guggenheim’s Thannhauser Collection provides an important survey of the avant-garde of late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century France, beginning with Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and others who sought to liberate art from academic genres and who embraced modern subject matters and techniques. Their groundbreaking experiments with materials and methods at the fin de siècle set the stage for the development of radical new styles in the next century, when artists such as Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso came to the fore. This presentation marks the first occasion that a significant portion of the renowned Thannhauser Collection is on display outside of New York since its installation at the Guggenheim Museum over fifty years ago—and underscores the Thannhauser family’s legacy as champions of the art of their time. As Justin observed of the collection, “I hope it will be appreciated. It’s my whole life.”,

—Megan Fontanella, Curator de Arte Moderno y Procedencia, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Exposición organizada por la Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Todas las obras pertenecen a su Colección.

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Pablo Picasso
Woman with Yellow Hair (Femme aux cheveux jaunes), Paris, December 1931
Oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.59
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso. VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018

The Exhibition

haere-mai

Paul Gauguin
Haere Mai, 1891
Oil on burlap
73 x 92 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.16
Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (SRGF)

Woman with Parakeet

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Woman with Parakeet (La femme à la perruche), 1871
Oil on canvas
92.6 × 65.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.68
Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (SRGF)

montanas-de-saint-remy

Vincent van Gogh
Mountains at Saint-Rémy (Montagnes à Saint-Rémy), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, July 1889
Oil on canvas
72.8 × 92 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.24
Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (SRGF)

The End of the Road

Pablo Picasso
The End of the Road (Au bout de la route), Barcelona, ca. 1899–1900
Oil wash and conté crayon on paper
47.1 x 31.3 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.33
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Photo: © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (SRGF)

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