Surprising finds from the Guggenheim’s Library and Archives.

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From the Artist Files: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Monir Farmanfarmaian exhibition opening invitation, Galerie Denise René (November 18–December 23, 1977) front, 1977. Artist files. A0008. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY
Monir Farmanfarmaian exhibition opening invitation, Galerie Denise René (November 18–December 23, 1977) front, 1977. Artist files. A0008. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

Inspired by the forty-year survey of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s mirror works and drawings at the Guggenheim, I sifted through the Archives to learn more about her career. More

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Remarkable Posters from Braque, Chagall, Matisse, and More

Mourlot, Fernand. 1959. Art in Posters: the Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Lege̒r, Matisse, Miro̒, Picasso. New York: George Braziller. Cover. NC1810 .M77
Mourlot, Fernand. 1959. Art in Posters: the Complete Original Posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Lege̒r, Matisse, Miro̒, Picasso. New York: George Braziller. Cover. NC1810 .M77

Included in the book Art in Posters are lithographic posters created by renowned 20th-century artists, such as Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, and others, for their own exhibitions. More

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A Limited-Edition Catalogue Designed by Max Ernst

Max Ernst, 30 years of his work: A survey: The Copley Galleries, January 10–February 20, 1949
Ernst, Max. 1949. Max Ernst, 30 years of his work: A survey: The Copley Galleries, January 10–February 20, 1949. Beverly Hills: Copley Galleries. Back cover detail. RB N6888.E7 A4 1949

In 1949, Copley Galleries presented a retrospective of Max Ernst and published a limited-edition catalogue whose layout was apparently designed by Ernst himself. More