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The Art of This Century Gallery


The Art of This Century Gallery, although short-lived, played a key role in launching the careers of many Abstract Expressionists. Opened by Peggy Guggenheim, who was first and foremost a fan of Surrealism and Dadaism, the gallery showcased the works of European artists, including Kandinsky, Arp, Miró, Braque and many others. Not long after its opening, however, Art of This Century became a champion of many American artists - most of whom were experimenting with abstraction - who had been working and struggling for years in New York and elsewhere. Art of This Century gave many of the soon-to-be celebrated Abstract Expressionists their first solo exhibition, most notably Jackson Pollock, whose fame was a direct result of his association with Peggy Guggenheim.


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