EDWARD CLARK: Master of Abstract Expressionism
By Jenna Bond-Louden
This summer, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting works from their collection in the retrospective Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960. A saturating stroll through the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building on Museum Mile in New York City, the presentation reflects works selected by former Guggenheim director James Johnson Sweeney as highlighted works and artists of the post-Word War II abstract expressionist movement.
The show illuminates the names of greats including Jackson Pollack, Willem de Kooning, Georges Mathieu, Mark Rothko, and Kenzo Okada. The breadth of artists and the complexity of works require a half-day to view in full, and perhaps two visits to fully consider.