Portico New York, Inc.

Press Release


Art of Tomorrow, Today: SoHo Preview of Works Selected for the Guggenheim Rebay Show

Exhibition title: "In A Better Light: Rebay and Bauer on Spring Street "

Exhibition dates: May 16 - August 10, 2005

Exhibition location: Portico New York, Inc., 139 Spring Street, 2nd floor

Press Preview: May 16, 6 PM - 8 PM


NEW YORK, NY - May, 2005 - So many masterworks, so little wall space! A number of works selected for the Guggenheim exhibition The Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim, which opens at the museum on May 20th, were not going to be seen until the show travels to Germany later this year.


Enter Portico New York, Inc., independent curators based in Soho and the second largest lenders to the Guggenheim exhibition, who will devote their entire space at 139 Spring Street to many of these works and others from the Art of Tomorrow from May 16th until the Guggenheim show closes on August 10th, 2005. Art enthusiasts in the New York area will now be able to see in person works by Hilla Rebay, artist and co-founder of the Guggenheim Museum, and Rudolf Bauer (whose estate Portico handles) that would otherwise be seen only in the Guggenheim show catalog (or in Germany!).


Highlights of the Portico 'companion' exhibition of early twentieth century modernism include: Orange Accent, the painting by Rudolf Bauer which was featured on the invitation to the opening of the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (the original name of the Guggenheim) in 1939; the center panel of the triptych Symphony in Three Movements, which once graced the walls of Solomon Guggenheim's bedroom in his suite at the Plaza Hotel; a Rebay collage of a woman dancing on the beach; and paintings and woodcuts from Bauer’s first exhibition at Galerie der Sturm in Berlin (home to Arp, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee and others) in 1917.


Supplementary material available for viewing includes: four Bauer oils; two Rebay oils; nine pochoir prints by Hilla Rebay printed in the late 1920s by the print workshop of Albert Gleizes; a complete set of Rudolf Bauer's graphic output of over one hundred lithographs and woodcuts; and a wide selection of works on paper by Bauer, Rebay, Scarlett and other artists championed by Rebay.


Also available will be images and documents from the Bauer estate which include photographs of Rebay, Guggenheim, Kandinsky and Marinetti as well as letters, contracts and other correspondence from the period.


To coincide with the Guggenheim exhibition, Portico, which is generally open by appointment only, will be open to the press and museum professionals without appointment from May 19th to June 2nd, Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM to 6 PM.



Shin Yim

Portico New York, Inc.





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