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Homage to Twrkv opens at Peggy Guggenheim, Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents "Postwar ERA: A Recent History" with a special homage to painter Jack Tworkov and tribute to sculptor Claire Falkenstein. Drawn from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim as well as acquisitions by the Guggenheim Foundation after her death, the works on view—some of which are infrequently exhibited—will be grouped and matched based on theme, style, and affinity. The exhibition draws on a sensibility that goes beyond canonical art movements and trends, comparable to the refined approach that Peggy Guggenheim learned and cultivated through her activity as a far-sighted and vanguard collector. This context also offers insight into the work of two artists in the foundation’s collection: Jack Tworkov (1900–82) and Claire Falkenstein (1908–97).

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A gift to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Venice, Italy--The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to announce a gift of a major painting to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. The painting, titled "Portrait of Z. Sharkey," is an exceptional example of Tworkov's abstract figuration which dominated the artist's oeuvre during the late 1940s. The gift was made by Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov, daughters of Jack Tworkov, with the assistance of Jason Andrew and Otto and Kirstin Hubner of the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.

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