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Your I amsterdam City Card gives free entrance


Take bus 142, 170 or 172 for the best connection between Amsterdam CS / Museumplein and Amstelveen Bus Station, which is located across the Cobra Museum.



COBRA COLLECTION.
UNITED IN THE QUEST FOR RENEWAL

07.01 11.05 2014

Before, during and after Cobra, Dutch artists strove to achieve renewal in art in collective or associative form. The experimental Cobra movement (1948-1951), in which Dutch artists played an important role, distinguished itself from these other post-war artist groups by being a manifestly international movement. During the Cobra period, a number of the Cobra artists also took part in other, more loosely organized artist associations.

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©2014 Luuk Geertsen

FROM THE GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION TO THE COBRA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Solomon R. Guggenheim's International Abstraction: 1949-1960 is coming to the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen. Thirteen of these works were in the Guggenheim's inaugural exhibition in 1959.

From the Guggenheim Collection to the Cobra Museum: International Abstraction 1949-1960 opens on 4 April (open to the public from 5 April).

The Cobra Museum presents 51 works by 44 artists from the Solomon R. Guggenheim's core collection of mid-20th century abstract art. Many are works purchased in the 1950s by James Johnson Sweeney, the museum's legendary director, and were included in the 1959 exhibition that inaugurated the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building. This is the first time that such a large number of works from the Guggenheim has been seen in the Netherlands, with works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Louise Bourgeios, alongside surprising works by less well-known artists, including Willem Baziotes, José Geurrero and Conrad Marca-Relli. Paintings by European abstract artists, including CoBrA artists Appel, Jorn and Alechinsky, are back in Europe for the first time since the 1950s.
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Jackson Pollock
Number 18, 1950
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Gift, Janet C. Hauck, in loving memory of Alicia Guggenheim and
Fred Hauck, 1991
© c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014
 
Asger Jorn
Green Ballet, 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
© c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014
 
Karel Appel
Beach Life, 1957
Collection Jan Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, Belgium
© Karel Appel Foundation c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014
 
Georges Mathieu
Painting, 1952
Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York
© c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014

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