The Ca' Pesaro Museum in Venice is proud to present the Ileana Sonnabend Collection
As of June 1 2013, the Ca' Pesaro Museum
will feature works from the Ileana Sonnabend Collection
. These include an extraordinary range of works representing the various movements of the early to mid 20th century, including NeoDada
, Pop Art
, Arte Povera
and Neo Expressionism
, as well as contemporary photographic art.
was one of the greatest and most influential promoters of the arts of the second half of the 20th century who, with true pioneering spirit, made American art recognised in Europe and European art in America.
At the exhibition you can admire acclaimed masterpieces like Figure 8 by Jasper Johns
(1959), and Interior (Combine painting) (1956), Payload (1962) and Kite (1963) by Robert Rauschenberg
, an artist that Ileana, together with Leo Castelli and Alan Solomon, brought to the Venice Biennale in 1964.
In addition to these masters are the great exponents of the various forms of Pop Art
which Ileana Sonnabend
helped bring to the fore well before the current classifications: the form associated with Abstract Expressionism
– there are two stunning works by Jim Dine, and Roast Beef (1961) by Claes Oldenburg – and the current form associated with the culture of the media, with various works by Roy Lichtenstein
, including Little Aloha (1962), as well as Balcony (1961) by James Rosenquist
, Still life #45 and Seascape #4 by Tom Wesselmann and, above all, an incredible core of eight works by Andy Warhol
, not least Nine Jackies (1964) and Triple Rauschenberg
and Campbell’s Soup Can (Turkey Noodle), both of 1962.
: from 10 am to 6 pm (ticket office 10am–5pm). Closed on Monday
- Entrance with museum ticket: Full price: 10 euro