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ITALY / Venice: Ileana Sonnabend. An Italian Portrait

until Sunday October 02 2011

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
T : +39 041 2405404/415
701 Dorsoduro
30123 Venice

The exhibition brings together more than 60 works by almost 50 artists, selected by Antonio Homem - director of the Sonnabend Gallery, New York, and adopted son of Ileana Sonnabend.

It will include Andy Warhol's portrait of Ileana Sonnabend, works on Italian themes by Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly, works by Italians such as Tano Festa, Lucio Fontana, Mimmo Rotella, Schifano and Piero Manzoni, works by American artists inspired by Italian culture (Jim Dine, James Rosenquist, John Baldessari for example), by artists of the Arte Povera movement (Zorio, Anselmo, Calzolari, Jannis Kounnelis, and Merz), by several international photographers (including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Candida Höfer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Max Becher and Andrea Robbins), and by many others—whether Italian (Giulio Paolini, Luigi Ontani) or not (Bruce Nauman, Anselm Kiefer, Philip Haas, Rona Pondick for example).

The exhibition moves beyond its Italian leitmotif to a more general survey of the diversity, originality and indeed brilliance of Ileana Sonnabend's career as a promoter and collector of emerging art.