PEGGY GUGGENHEIM CELEBRATES SURREALIST ART
This week marks the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the work of Rita Kernn-Larsen. Little known outside her native Denmark, Kern-Larsen, a prominent Danish surrealist artist, whom Peggy Guggenheim met in Paris in 1937, was invited by Peggy the following year to exhibit her paintings at a one-woman exhibition at the London-based ‘Guggenheim Jeune' gallery, a show that launched Peggy's career as a patron of Surrealist art.
This intimate exhibition inaugurates the two new ‘Project Rooms'; spaces designed to host special projects, with the aim of analyzing the work of 20th century artists or specific themes connected to the Peggy Guggenheim collection. Until 26 June.
Free presentations of the exhibition daily (3pm).
Rita Kernn-Larsen. Surrealist Paintings Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Project Rooms. Dorsoduro, 701 (Palazzo Venier dei Leoni). www.guggenheim-venice.it