"Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim"

Photograph: David Heald/Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , Upper East Side Wednesday September 12 2012 10:00 - 17:45

Say "Abstract Expressionism" and most people think of New York in the 1940s and ’50s, when a drunken Jackson Pollock pissed into Peggy Guggenheim's fireplace and Willem de Kooning painted his feral women. But as this collection show demonstrates, AbEx was simply part of a worldwide transformation of abstract art that took place in the years following World War II. The Guggenheim puts things in perspective, hanging the work of Pollock and De Kooning alongside examples by such lesser-known but equally innovative artists as Karel Appel, Eduardo Chillida and Takeo Yamaguchi, among others.

Venue name: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Address: 1071 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 89th St
Opening hours: Sun–Wed, Fri 10am–5:45pm; Sat 10am–7:45pm.
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St