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Early Kandinsky exhibition opens in NYC

Early Kandinsky exhibition opens in NYC
1 Jul 2014

A new exhibition looking at Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky has just opened in New York.

'Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911' began at the Guggenheim on June 27th and is set to remain there until next spring. It includes 16 early pieces by the artist, including woodcuts and paintings.

Visitors can find it on Annex Level 3, in the Kandinsky Gallery of the venue, whose full title is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Full price admission to the Guggenheim, based on 5th Avenue in New york City, is $22 (around £13), with various concessions available and a 'Pay What You Wish' scheme on Saturday evenings.  

The venue is open between 10am and 5.45pm most days, with slightly extended opening on a Saturday, but closed on Thursdays.

According to the museum, after being a lawyer for some time, Kandinsky began his career as an artist in 1895, when he was made art director at a Moscow printing business.

During his life, he spent time in Munich, as well as visiting Paris, Venice and other famous places. His works include prints such as woodcuts, as well as paintings such as landscapes.

The new display has been arranged by museum's Tracey Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella.

Earlier last month, exhibition 'Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today' also opened at the Guggenheim.

Sticking around until October, it includes contemporary art by more than 40 artists from 15 countries. The show includes some 50 pieces: paintings, photos, installations, and more.

Once it's finished in New York, the show will be heading to Sao Paulo and Mexico City on tour.

New York City is home to a fine range of museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.ADNFCR-408-ID-801732437-ADNFCR

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