Karl Nierendorf Estate
In 1948 the Guggenheim Foundation purchased the entire estate of New York art dealer Karl Nierendorf (1889–1947). The acquisition of the estate of Karl Nierendorf expanded the breadth of the Guggenheim collection through the addition of important German and Austrian Expressionist works, such as Oskar Kokoschka’s Knight Errant (1915), and Surrealist paintings such as Joan Miró’s Personage (1925). It also ushered in a large concentration of works by Paul Klee—over 50 paintings and works on paper, including Red Balloon (1922)—and several early paintings by Adolph Gottlieb, among the first works by a member of the nascent school of Abstract Expressionism to enter the Guggenheim’s collection. More
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1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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