On View: Richard Prince selects Tworkov for "Artistic License" at the Guggenheim

Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

May 24, 2019-January 12, 2020

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

For Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, six contemporary artists explore the Guggenheim collection to create the museum’s first artist-curated exhibition. Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul ChanJenny HolzerJulie MehretuRichard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems present nearly 300 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations from the turn of the century to 1980 for an exhibition occupying the entire rotunda of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Creating unique and critical dialogues with the Guggenheim’s history and the history of modern and contemporary art, these artists-curators interpret the collection through their individual perspectives.

For his curation, Richard Prince selected two works, one painting and one watercolor, by Jack Tworkov from the Guggenheim Collection.

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JACK TWORKOV

“House of Rocks” 1952

Oil on canvas, 50 x 45 in. (127 x 114.3) Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, New York. Gift of David A. Prager, 1981 (81.2884)

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JACK TWORKOV “Untitled (Abstract Forms),” c.1948-50

Graphite and watercolor with ink on paper, 19-3/4 x 18 in. (50.2 x 45.7 cm) Collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, New York. Gift of Walter K. Gutman (67.1852)