Art: Abstraction Endowed

One night last week the traveling band of electric letters around the New York Times building began to spell: GUGGENHEIM GIVES SEVERAL MILLIONS TO. ...

In the split second pause, Times Square loafers thought of almost anything but what followed around the corner: ABSTRACT ART. . . .

Thus Manhattan learned of the fourth and least utilitarian of the great Guggenheim foundations.* Announcement of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation came from the donor's lawyers. Old Mr. Guggenheim was in Europe for consultations with Baroness Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen, who helped him make his collection...

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