The Katherine S. Dreier Bequest

The Katherine S. Dreier Bequest


In 1953 the Guggenheim Foundation received a small but important bequest by one of 20th-century art’s most influential figures, Katherine S. Dreier (1877–1952), who, along with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, had founded the Société Anonyme. Most important among the 33 works donated by the estate were Brancusi’s Little French Girl (1914–18), an Archipenko bronze (1919), a Calder standing mobile (1935), an untitled Juan Gris still life (1916), and two collages dating from 1919 to 1921 by the German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters. More

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alt Piet Mondrian, Composition, 1929 El Lissitzky, Proun, 1922-23 Kurt Schwitters, Merz 163, with Woman Sweating, 1920

Left to Right: Piet Mondrian, Composition, 1929; El Lissitzky, Proun (Entwurf zu Proun S.K.), 1922–23; Kurt Schwitters, Merz 163, with Woman Sweating, 1920

Top, installation view: Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 29, 2004–September 19, 2004. Photo: David Heald © SRGF

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