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ARTIFACTS
   
Date: 1958

Title: Guggenheim Elevator Sample: W.S. Tyler Company. 

Description: Enameled metal sample (Color: Rust) for the Guggenheim Museum elevators.  Remarks: Solid color Rust enamel for the wainscot, coved corners, transom and car doors.  (Also for ceiling & Lt Grill.) Approved and Initialed by William Wesley Peters.  Approved 3/5/58.  Envelope plus two sides of sample.

Size:

S#: 1958.00.0502

   
Guggenheim Elevator Sample Back Guggenheim Elevator Sample Envelope
   
   
   
AUDIO
   

 

Date: 1993

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright and The Guggenheim

Author: Guggenheim Museum

Description: Documentary on "The Guggenheim Correspondence" (See The Guggenheim Correspondence)

Size:

Length: 45 Minutes

ST#: 1993.13.1001

   
Date: 2009

Title: The International (Produced by Columbia Pictures, Culver City, CA)

Author: Singer, Eric Warren (Writer)

Description: "In The International, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul...." "A key sequence takes place in and around the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York City. At the time of principal photography, the building was undergoing a major renovation. The exterior of the building was entirely covered with scaffolding and tarpaulin, which was obviously quite a problem for the team -- no one wanted to see building construction on-screen. It meant that UPP had to recreate digitally one of most revered architectural landmarks in the world... Most of the sequence was shot on a soundstage in which the upper part of the museum's spiral atrium was recreated. This allowed the team to create all the mayhem that the sequence necessitated...." Alain Bielik.

Size: 118 Minutes

ST#: 2009.37.0712

   
Date: 2010

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum (Produced by Neil Levine, Timothy Sakamoto and in-D)

Author: Levine, Neil

Description: "To house Solomon Guggenheim's collection of modern art, Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a powerful spatial experience, one that would revolutionize the relationship between people and art. The result, the iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, utilized stunning innovation in form and Wright s concept of organic architecture to radically transform the museum experience. It has often been said that the greatest work in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum is the building itself. What makes the Guggenheim an architectural and cultural icon? How did Wright conceive of and develop his ideas for the building's coiling ramp and magnificent rotunda? And how does it continue to challenge our collective understanding of art museums even into the 21st century? Neil Levine, world-renowned architectural historian and professor at Harvard University, takes us on an engaging and personal tour of the building and its history. The tour is fun, provocative, and will leave you with a clear understanding of how 'The Guggenheim' has forever changed our assumptions of what an art museum can be." (Back cover.)

Size: 85 Minutes

ST#: 2009.37.0416

   
   
   
BOOKS
   
Date: 1959 (Large)

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Inaugural Selections  (Soft Cover)  (Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

Author: Guggenheim Museum

Description: Published for the first exhibition in the Museum’s new Frank Lloyd Wright building. This larger version includes six photographs of the museum.  This version dated October 21st, 1959.  (First Edition)

Size: Pp 24

Pages: 10 x 6.75

S#: 1275.06.0506
   
Date: 1959 (Small)

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Inaugural Selections  (Soft Cover)  (Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

Author: Guggenheim Museum

Description: Booklet published for the first exhibition in the Museum’s new Frank Lloyd Wright building.  (First Edition)

Size: 6.5 x 5

Pages: Pp 20

S#: 1275.04.0203

   
Date: Hard Cover 1960

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright  (Hard Cover DJ)  (Published by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Guggenheim, Harry F.

Description: Book Edited and Designed by Ben Raeburn, Editor of Horizon Press. Original cover price $3.95. Two copies, one with and one without dust jacket. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1405)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 72

S#: 1405.04.0407, 1405.00.0305

   
FLW-Farr 1.jpg (22453 bytes) Date: Soft Cover 1960

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Architect Frank Lloyd Wright  (Soft Cover (Published by The Solomon R. Guggen-heim Foundation and Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Guggenheim, Harry F.

Description: Book Edited and Designed by Ben Raeburn, Editor of Horizon Press.  Three Copies.  Original SC List Price $3.95.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1405)

Size: 8 x 10

Pages: Pp 72

S#: 1405.01.1299, 1405.02.0103, 1405.03.0806

   
GuggMuseum 1.jpg (31408 bytes) Date: 1960

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  (Soft Cover (Published by Braun & Cie, Mulhouse, Paris)

Author: Guggenheim Foundation

Description: This is more about the collection of paintings in the museum than the building.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 90

S#: 1406.01.0200

   
Date: 1961 Calendar

Title: Hudson Vitamin Products - 1961 Calendar  (Soft Cover

Author: Hudson Vitamin Products

Description: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.

Size:

Pages: Pp 14

S#: 1458.06.0802

   
IlMuseoGuggenheim 1.jpg (27749 bytes) Date: 1965

Title: Wright: il Museo Guggenheim (Stiff Soft Cover)

Author: Cresti, Carlo

Description: (Italian)  Original SC List Price Lire 800.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1600)

Size:

Pages: Pp 7+

S#: 1600.00.0501

   
Date: 1970

Title: Public Works: A Dangerous Trade (Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York)

Author: Moses, Robert

Description: In 1942, Moses was appointed to the New York City Planning Commission. When Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design the Guggenheim Museum, he was also tasked with finding the location. Wright sought the help of his second cousin, Robert Moses. In this volume, Moses includes correspondence between himself, Wright and Harry Guggenheim (p.855-872). He also includes one letter from his niece and Wright client Mrs. Patrick Kinney (Margaret) to Moses. The Kinney Residence (S.342) was built in 1952. "Dear ‘Cousin Bob’: I imagined you would be inclined to be helpful when I undertook to build in your City. But I woke up when without provocation you threw a hard word at me in the papers. ‘Erratic’ was that word. That won’t help me to get a fine building built in your city. I guess – will it?..." (p.858-9) Includes one portrait of Wright dated November 15, 1950. 6 x 9.25 (First Edition) (Sweeney 1810)

Size:

Pages: Pp 952

S#: 1810.00.0416

   
Date: 1975 Version

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  (Soft Cover)

Author: Guggenheim Foundation

Description: 10,000 Copies Printed  (First Edition)   (Sweeney 1969)

Size:

Pages: Pp 47

S#: 1969.00.0602

   
Date: 1980 Version

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  (Soft Cover)

Author: Guggenheim Foundation

Description: First published in 1975.  1980 Version, 15,000 Copies Printed  (Second Rev)   (Sweeney 1969)

Size:

Pages: Pp 49

S#: 1969.02.0799

   
Date: 1978

Title: The Guggenheims: An American Epic  (Hard Cover - DJ)

Author: Davis, John H.

Description: Original HC List Price $14.95.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 608

ST#: 1978.05.0202

   
Date: 1978

Title: Individual Creations  (Published by HBJ Press, New York, Copyright 1977, Rizzoli Editore-International)  (Hard Cover)

Author: Conti, Flavio; Translated by Creagh, Patrick

Description: Chapter 8: Guggenheim Museum, U.S.A.  One of eight chapters.  Includes history, text, seven illustrations and 25 photographs. (First Edition)

Size: 9 x 12

Pages: Pp153-68

ST#: 1978.28.0407

   
Date: 1986

Title: The Guggenheim Correspondence  (Hard Cover - DJ)

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright, Pfeiffer, Bruce B.

Description: Original HC List Price $35.00. (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 308

ST#: 1986.04.0700

   
Date: 1992

Title: Guggenheim Museum - A-Z  (Soft Cover)

Author: Guggenheim Foundation

Description: (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 296

ST#: 1992.09.0899

   
Date: 1994 (First Edition)

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  (Published by the Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York)  (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: Photographs by David Heald, William H. Short and Lee B. Ewing.  Includes 74 photographs and illustrations. Original HC List Price $14.95.  (First Edition)

Size: 10.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 89

ST#: 1994.16.0407

   
Date: 1995 (Second Edition)

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  (Published by the Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York)  (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: Photographs by David Heald, William H. Short and Lee B. Ewing.  Includes 74 photographs and illustrations. Original HC List Price $14.95. (Second Edition)

Size: 10.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 89

ST#: 1995.45.1101

   
Date: 1999

Title: Guggenheim New York / Guggenheim Bilbao (Soft Cover) (Published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York)

Author: Stoller, Ezra; Iovine, Julia V.

Description: Flip-over format has two cover, depending on how the book is held. Ezra Stoller's crisp black-and-white photos show readers the New York museum shortly after it opened in 1959. One half of the book contains 30 duotone photographs of the Guggenheim Museum. Original SC List Price $14.95. (Second Edition)

Size: 5 x 7

Pages: Pp 80

ST#: 1999.44.0405

   
Date: 2005

Title: Growing Up Guggenheim, A Personal History of a Family Enterprise (Soft Cover) (Published by ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware)

Author: Lawson-Johnson, Peter

Description: "Peter Lawson-Johnston, a Guggenheim himself, and the board president who oversaw the transformation of the renowned museum from a local New York institution to a global art venture, shares a personal memoir that includes intimate portraits of the five people principally responsible for the entire Guggenheim art legacy. In addition to first-hand biographical accounts of his grandfather Solomon Guggenheim (the museum's founder), his cousin Harry (Solomon's successor), and his famously rebellious cousin Peggy (whose magnificent Venice art collection he helped bring under New York Guggenheim management), the author tells the stories of long-time museum director Thomas Messer, who initiated the bold expansion of Frank Lloyd Wright's original museum building..." (Back Cover) Original list price $22.00. (First SC Edition)

Size: 7 x 9

Pages: Pp 152

ST#: 2005.32.0213

   
Date: 2006

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum, An Architectural Appreciation (Hard Cover) (Published by the Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York)

Author: Frankel, Stephen Robert

Description: "Certain geometric forms have come to symbolize for us and potentially to suggest certain human ideas, moods, and sentiments – as for instance: the circle, infinity; the triangle, structural unity; the spire, aspiration; the spiral, organic progress; the square, integrity." Frank Lloyd Wright, 1912. Includes quotes and photographs of the Guggenheim Museum. (Second Edition)

Size: 7.4 x 6.75

Pages: Pp 76

ST#: 2006.32.0511

   
Date: 2012

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: An Architectural Appreciation (Hard Cover) (Published by The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, New York)

Author: Guggenheim Foundation

Description: Revision of a book with the same title first published in 2002 and reprinted in 2006. For over fifty years Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has touched visitors and architects alike. "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: An Architectural Appreciation" celebrates architects, historians, and critics. Paired alongside a half-century of photographs, they convey how, as Paul Goldberger has said, "almost every museum of our time is a child of the Guggenheim." (Back Cover.) (First Edition)

Size: 7.5 x 7.5

Pages: Pp 76

ST#: 2012.12.0713

   
Date: 2009

Title: The Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum (Soft Cover) (Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York)

Author: Ballon, Hilary; Siry, Joseph M.; Levine, Neil; Carranza, Luis E.; Zuaznabar, Gillermo; Kirkham, Pat; Perkins, Scott W.; Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks; Spector, Nancy; Starita, Angela

Description: Published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in association with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. Examine the history, design, and construction of Wright’s masterwork. Fully illustrated with preliminary drawings, models, and photographs, the book includes three major essays that consider the building in three important contexts. Nine items from our collection were published in this volume. Original Hard Cover List Price $65, Soft Cover $40. Gift from the Guggenheim Museum. (First Edition)  To Order.

Size: 8.25 x 12

Pages: Pp 228

ST#: 2009.02.0809

   
Date: 2009

Title: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim (Produced by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, New York, Scottsdale, AZ)

Author: Fardella, Marcia

Description: Guggenheim Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation celebrate visionary architect with exhibition marking 50th anniversary of Wright’s renowned building. With more than 200 archival drawings, new models, animations, and oral histories. Exhibition: "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward." May 15 – August 23, 2009.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 2009.13.0110

   
Date: 2010

Title: Paper New York. Build Your Own Big Apple (Soft Cover) (Published by Universal Publishing, A Division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York)

Author: Black, Kell

Description: Includes the Guggenheim Museum. From the Battery to the Bronx, this book showcases New York’s architectural landmarks in three-dimensional die-cut models ready to press out. Paper New York showcases three-dimensional replications of the city’s legendary and iconic locations and celebrates the talent and imagination of the architects, engineers, and builders of the world’s most famous skyline... (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $19.95. (First Edition)

Size: 10 x 8

Pages: Pp 47

ST#: 2010.16.0813

   
Date: 2017

Title: The Guggenheim. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece (Hard Cover) (Published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London)

Author: Dal Co, Francesco

Description: "The captivating tale of the plans and personalities behind one of New York City’s most radical and recognizable buildings. Considered the crowning achievement of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is often called iconic. But it is in fact iconoclastic, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding metropolis and setting a new standard for the postwar art museum. Commissioned to design the building in 1943 by the museum’s founding curator, Baroness Hilla von Rebay, Wright established residence in the Plaza Hotel in order to oversee the project. Over the next 17 years, Wright continuously clashed with his clients over the cost and the design, a conflict that extended to the city of New York and its cultural establishment. Against all odds, Wright held fast to his radical design concept of an inverted ziggurat and spiraling ramp, built with a continuous beam—a shape recalling the form of an hourglass. Construction was only completed in 1959, six months after Wright’s death. The building’s initial critical response ultimately gave way to near-universal admiration, as it came to be seen as an architectural masterpiece. This essential text, offering a behind-the-scenes story of the Guggenheim along with a careful reading of its architecture, is beautifully illustrated with more than 150 images, including plans, drawings, and rare photographs of the building under construction." (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $30.00 (First edition published in English)

Size: 7.25 x 9.25

Pages: Pp 172

ST#:
2017.16.0618
   
   
   
CERAMICS
   
Date: 1998

Title: Krups - Guggenheim Porcelain Teapot.

Description:
Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. The teapot is designed to resemble in the shape of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Imprinted on the base: "The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Guggenheim, by Krups. © 1998 FLW FDN." Original list price $30.00.

Size: 5.9" W x 10.3"D x 6.25"H.

ST#:
1998.97.0618
   
   
   
 
   
Date: 1998

Title: Krups - Guggenheim Porcelain Cappuccino Cup Set.

Description: Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Set of 4 Cups & Saucers designed to resemble in the shape of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Includes original packing box. Original list price for two Cups & Saucers $18.00.

Size:

ST#: 1998.18.0302

   
Date: 2000

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Ceramic Coaster.

Description: "The interior skylight in the main rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright." Photographed by David Heald. (C) 2000 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Gift from my son when he had the opportunity to visit the Guggenheim when I didn’t.

Size: 3.6 x 3.6

ST#: 2000.54.0602

 

   


Date: 2002

Title: Henriksen Imports - Guggenheim Porcelain Mug.

Description: Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. The mug is designed to resemble in the shape of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, 1956. Imprinted on the base: "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Guggenheim, by Henriksen Imports. © 2002 FLW FDN." Two mugs. Original list price $8.00 each. Includes small printed label, folded once. Two mugs.

Size: 3.25" W x 4.75"D (with handle) x 4.25"H.

ST#: 2
002.133.0718 (1-2)

   


Date: 2003

Title: Henriksen Imports - Guggenheim Biscotti Jar.

Description: Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. The biscotti jar is designed to resemble in the shape of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, 1956. Imprinted on the base: "Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Guggenheim, by Henriksen Imports. © 2003 FLW FDN."  Includes small printed label, folded once. Original list price $26.00.

Size: 4.25" W (Base) x 5.75"W (Top) x 8"H.

ST#: 2
003.56.0718



   
   
   
COINS
   
Date: Circa 1960

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Admission Token Circa 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: "The S.R. Guggenheim Museum * Admit One". In June 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Rebay, the art advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim, asking the architect to design a new building to house Guggenheim's four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting. On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition. Both Guggenheim and Wright past away before the museums opening on October 21, 1959.

Size: 1.0625" round. Both sides are the same.

S#: 1458.41.1012

   
Date: Circa 1960

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Admission Token Circa 1960,

Description: Silver in color (1956 - S.400). Front: "The S.R. Guggenheim * Museum * " Verso: "Admit One." In June 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright received a letter from Hilla Rebay, the art advisor to Solomon R. Guggenheim, asking the architect to design a new building to house Guggenheim's four-year-old Museum of Non-Objective Painting. On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition. Both Guggenheim and Wright past away before the museums opening on October 21, 1959.

Size: 1.125'" round.

S#:
1458.58.0317
   
Date: Circa 1960

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Admission Token

 

 

   
   
   
MODELS
 

Box Cover.
Instruction booklet.
 
Date: 2010

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Lego Model 2010 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Part of the Lego Architecture Series. 208 pieces. "It took over 15 years, 700 sketches and six sets of working drawings before the Solomon R. Guggenheim could open it’s doors for the first time. The museum opened on October 21, 1959... A museum should be one extended well-proportioned floor space from bottom to top - going around and up and down, throughout. The eye encounters no abrupt change but is gently led as if at the edge of the shore watching an unbreaking wave. No stops anywhere and such screened divisions of the space gloriously lit within from above as would deal appropriately with every group of paintings or individual paintings as you want them classified." Frank Lloyd Wright. Instruction booklet includes biography, illustrations, a history of the museum, facts and instructions for assembling the model. Original list price $39.99. Gift from Alec D. Rust.

Size: Box: 10.25 x 7.5 x 2.25 tall. Model: 5.6 x 3.1 by 4" tall. Instruction booklet: 7.75 x 5.

Pages: Pp 48 (Instruction booklet)

ST#: 2010.07.0912

   
   
   
PHOTOGRAPHS
   
Date: 1936

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim, 1936 (1956 - S.400). Portrait of Solomon R. Guggenheim.

Description: Text of face: "Associated Press Photo, Solomon R. Guggenheim." Stamped on verso: "Solomon R Guggenheim." "Apr 27 1936." Frank Lloyd Wright was first approached in 1943 to design a museum for Solomon R. Guggenheim’s collection of non-objective art. A model of the museum was presented to the public on September 20,1945. But it would take another 14 years for the museum to come to fruition. Six months after Wright’s death, the museum opened on October 21, 1959. Acquired from the archives of the Baltimore Sun.

Size: Original 5 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0404.27.0415

   
Date: 1945

Title: Guggenheim Museum Press Conference 1945.

Description: On September 20, 1945, Frank Lloyd Wright (left), Hilla Rebay and Solomon R Guggenheim (right) held a new conference at the Plaza Hotel, to unveil the model for the new Guggenheim Museum. Wright believed that the building represented "pure optimism." It would take another 15 years before the museum opened. Published in "The Guggenheim" 2009, p.157.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0647.24.0714

   
Date: 1945

Title: Guggenheim Museum Press Conference 1945.

Description: On September 20, 1945, Frank Lloyd Wright (left), Hilla Rebay and Solomon R Guggenheim (right) held a new conference at the Plaza Hotel, to unveil the model for the new Guggenheim Museum. Wright believed that the building represented "pure optimism." It would take another 15 years before the museum opened. Published in "Frank Lloyd Wright In New York" 2007, p.96 and "The Guggenheim Correspondence", Pfeiffer, 1986, p.77.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0647.25.0714

   
Date: 1945

Title: Guggenheim Museum Press Conference 1945.

Description: On September 20, 1945, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hilla Rebay and Solomon R Guggenheim held a new conference at the Plaza Hotel, to unveil the model for the new Guggenheim Museum. Wright believed that the building represented "pure optimism." It would take another 15 years before the museum opened. Wright is looking at the model. His arms are crossed holding his hat. his glasses are in his left hand, cane is draped over his left arm. He is grasping the model with his left hand.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0647.26.0714

   
Date: 1945

Title: Guggenheim Museum Cross-section Model 1945

Photographer: Possibly photographed by Margaret Carson

Description: Model sitting on table. Description on verso: "Wide World Photo Please Credit. Spiral Art Gallery. New York - This cross-section shows the interior of the spiral-shaped building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Non-Objective Painting, it will be erected on upper Fifth Avenue. 9/21/45." Clipping on verso: "Sept 22, 1956. Below is Wright’s ‘architectural masterpiece’ ... or is it an ‘oversized hot cross bun’? New York made him redesign the structure..." Photographed at the same time as an image in "The Guggenheim Correspondence", Pfeiffer, 1986, page 77, and "The Guggenheim", 2009, page 157. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Size: Original silver gelatin 9 x 7 photo.

S#: 0647.13.0310

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Exhibition House (1953 - S.369) and the New York Usonian Pavilion (1953 - S.370) Presentation Drawing.

Description: "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Exhibition of Organic Architecture, Temporary Structure, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." The Exhibition House is on the far left, with the entrance on E. 89th Street. The back of the Pavilion is centered and faces 5th Avenue. Viewed from the North looking South. The House and Pavilion were built on the Guggenheim Museum site. The New York exhibit opened on October 22 through November 29, 1953. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum.

Size: Original 8 x 5 color photograph.

S#: 0987.60.0913

   
Date: 1953

Title: Wright and Henken.

Description: Wright reviews plans with Henken for the Usonian Exhibition House (1953 - S.369) and the Pavilion (1953 - S.370) at the New York exhibition entitled "Sixty Years of Living Architecture" which was held at the site for the Guggenheim Museum from October 22 - November 29, 1953. Most likely photographed late summer, early fall. Label pasted to verso: "By-line Feature. Supplied by International News Photos, New York. For Release December 27, 1953. The Titan of Architects. Wright (A) – ‘World’s Greatest architect,’ Frank Lloyd Wright, goes over his designs for Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, New York, with its builder, David Henken, who studied under him. At 84, Wright considers museum showpiece in pioneering theories developed over 60-years career. (Picture by Guerrero. From International New Photos.)" Stamped on verso: "International New Photos." "Mr. Wright was always on hand at the site of his 1953 retrospective exhibition in New York City to solve construction problems as they arose. Here he reviews plans with David Henken, contractor for the Usonian model house, the centerpiece of the show." "Picturing Wright," Guerrero, 1994, page 144, also published in the same.

Size: Original 9.25 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.46.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: Wright at 86 (1953). Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing the construction of the Pavilion at the New York exhibition entitled "Sixty Years of Living Architecture" which was held at the site for the Guggenheim Museum from October - November 1953.

Photographer: Pedro Guerrero

Description: According to Pedro Guerrero in "Picturing Wright", pages 136-155, "fourteen apprentices came from Wisconsin and spent the better part of the summer and fall of 1953 construction a two-bedroom Usonian house... Next to it was constructed a huge pavilion to house Mr. Wright’s models and drawings as well as photographs..." Most likely photographed in October 1953. Published in "Picturing Wright", page 145 (flipped horizontally). Guerrero explains, "Either with a wave of his cane or a few well-directed words, Mr. Wright would explain what had to be done next, When, many years later, Michael Zingg of Madison, Wisconsin saw the photograph shown here, he said, ‘For myself, it goes beyond a simple workman trying to grasp and understand Mr. Wright. That worker is all of us struggling with his ideas, with a new order, struggling in the end with the genius of the man himself.’ " Clipping pasted to verso: "Detail in pavilion construction gets helpful comment from Mr. Wright. Building used glass in large amount, yet avoid the ‘indecent exposure’ which the architect considers a perversion n some modern designs." Stamped on verso: "International News Photos... 1953 Dec 8." First of two images restored by Douglas M. Steiner. (Two copies)

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.41.0811, 0987.84.1115

   
Date: 1953

Title: Wright visits the New York Usonian Pavilion, Price Tower Model (1953 - S.370).

Description: Model of the Price Tower sets on a base at the New York Usonian Pavilion. Frank Lloyd Wright uses his cane to point to the model as he explains aspects of the Price Tower. Caption pasted to verso: "A Dream in Steel and Glass. New York: – World famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright points with his cane to a model of the Price Tower in Oklahoma, which he designed and which is his ideal skyscraper. He first designed this type of sheltered-glass tower building in 1924 for Chicago and in 1929 for St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie in New York. Wright was ob hand to explain his architectural theories to members of the press at a special preview of ‘Sixty Years of Living Architecture,’ the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Wright’s work. Show includes sixteen models, 800 drawings and photographs, and a fully-finished four-room house. It will be held in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City. (United Press Photo) 10-21-53."

Size: 7 x 9 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.70.0115

   
Date: 1953

Title: Wright visits the New York Usonian Pavilion (1953 - S.370).

Description: Construction of the Pavilion nears completion. The Pavilion was constructed on the site of the Guggenheim Museum. Wright poses next to a model of the museum. A model of the Malcolm Willey House, Scheme 1 (project 1932) sets on a table in the background. The left side of the Pavilion faces 5th Ave. Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero.

Size: Original 10 x 7.5 color photograph.

S#: 0987.62.0913

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Pavilion (1953 - S.370).

Description: The opening reception for the New York Usonian Exhibition occurred on October 22,1953. Photographed by Pedro Guerrero just before the exhibition opened. He wrote, "A portrait of Mr. Wright standing at his Taliesin drafting table, one of my photographs, greeted visitors as they entered the exhibition pavilion. Mr. Wright had cropped this photograph at the level of the drafting board – to my vigorous protest. He responded: ‘I wanted the photograph to say, I am an architect - what’ll you have?’ What could I say?" "Picturing Wright", Guerrero, 1994, p.146-7. The show included sixteen models, 800 drawings and photographs, and a fully-finished four-room house. It was built on the site for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.73.0115

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Pavilion (1953 - S.370).

Description: The opening reception for the New York Usonian Exhibition occurred on October 22,1953. Frank Lloyd Wright  in the Usonian Pavilion, holding a cup of tea, glancing at the camera. Photographed by Pedro Guerrero just before the exhibition opened. He wrote, "...he paused before a model of Wingspread. I had an assignment from the Ford Motor Company to shoot a portrait of him – but I did not have to pose him even for this one." Behind him to the right, is a model of the San Francisco Press Building model. " "Picturing Wright", Guerrero, 1994, p.148. The show included sixteen models, 800 drawings and photographs, and a fully-finished four-room house. It was built on the site for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.74.0115

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Exhibition House (1953 - S.369) and the New York Usonian Pavilion (1953 - S.370).

Description: The Exhibition House is on the left, the Pavilion is on the right. Built on the Guggenheim Museum site. New York was the seventh stop in the traveling exhibit "Sixty Years of Living Architecture, The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright." The New York exhibit opened on October 22 through November 29, 1953. The exhibition moved next to Los Angeles and then to Chicago. The Exhibition House was dismantled and auctioned, but never reconstructed. Published on the back of "The Usonian House" (1953) exhibition catalog. Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero.

Size: Original 8 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.57.0913

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Exhibition House Interior (1953 - S.369).

Description: Viewed from the Terrace into the Dining area and Living Room. Sets of 12 foot doors open outward and extend to the full height of the Living Room. The cantilevered roof overhang is richly patterned with ornamental dentil bands. The dining area and work space are on the left, the living room to the right. The New York exhibit opened on October 22, 1953. Photographed by Ezra Stoller.

Size: Original 7.5 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.59.0913

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Exhibition House Interior (1953 - S.369).

Description: Viewed from the living room fireplace, looking toward the dining area, kitchen and bedrooms. The fireplace is behind the camera. The Living Room's wall of floor to ceiling doors and windows open outward to the terrace, blending interior with exterior. The dining area and work space is in the center, and the entry to the far right. The brick is a deep red, and is complimented by a patterned ceiling of red oak plywood. The Dining table and chairs were designed and built specifically for this exhibition house. (Yes that is a television on the far right.) The New York exhibit opened on October 22, 1953, most likely photographed mid October, before the opening. Photographed by Berenice Abbott.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.58.0913

   
Date: 1953

Title: New York Usonian Exhibition House Entrance (1953 - S.369).

Description: The pavilion is on the left, entrance to the home is on the right. The actual entrance to the exhibition on the corner of 5th and 89th was into the patio on the opposite site of the house. The Exhibition House was the first Wright building erected in New York City. The Chinese Stone Lion was part of Wright’s collection. A mobile by Alexander Calder hangs at the entrance. The brick wall between the two structures in the background faces E. 89th Street. "In this 1,700 sq. ft. house lie Frank Lloyd Wright’s suggestions to the average American who builds or buys a home - suggestions first made in 1900 when his houses embodying the same principles first appeared in the prairie outside Chicago." "The Usonian House." Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero.

Size: Original 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0987.61.0913

   
  New York Usonian Exhibition House and Pavilion opening reception, October 22,1953.  Photographed by Pedro Guerrero. Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.
   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 1) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.18.0207
   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 2) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.19.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 3) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.20.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 4) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.21.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 5) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.22.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 6) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.23.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Attendees

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 7) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.24.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 8) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.25.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 9) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.26.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 10) New York Usonian Exhibition House opening reception, October 22,1953. Similar view “Man About Town” Muschamp 1983, Page 129.  Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.27.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr.Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 11) New York Usonian Pavilion opening reception, October 22,1953. Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.28.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Mr. Wright

Photographer: Photographed by Pedro Guerrero.

Description: 12) New York Usonian Pavilion opening reception, October 22,1953. Built on the site for the Guggenheim Museum. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Contact sheet 8 x 10, twelve images each 2.25 x 2.25.

S#: 0987.29.0207

   
Date: 1953

Title: Wright with Guggenheim Model 1953.

Description: Wright standing to the left of the Guggenheim Model on October 25, 1953, holding Western Union cable. Label on verso: "Model Showing. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright stands beside a model of the new home he designed for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on October 25, 1953. The model was displayed at an exhibition, ‘Sixty Years of living Architecture’ tracing Wright’s many innovations in architecture. AP Newsfeature photo. Please credit. (For use Sun., Aug 12, 1990 with Hugh Mulligan’s Oak Park APN story slugged Wright’s Stuff.) sav-7/25/90." Acquired from the archives of AP News. See our Wright Study on Sixty Years of Living Architecture.

Size: Original 11.5 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 0987.36.1010

   
  Sixty Years of Living Architecture (New York).
Set of 15 photographs, most likely taken at the traveling exhibition "Sixty Years of Living Architecture. The work of Frank Lloyd Wright", held in New York City, October 22 - November 29, 1953, at the temporary pavilion, constructed for the exhibition on the plot of ground that would become the Guggenheim Museum. Six models exhibited were photographed which included: #47: St. Mark’s Tower, #53: Willey House (2), #59: Wingspread, #81: Jester, #83: Affleck, #106: New Theater. Also included are photographs of photos on display at the exhibition: Fallingwater (3), Anne Pfeiffer Chapel (1), Taliesin West (1); and two photographs of unidentified non-Wright buildings. Also one photograph of three males. Found in a dresser sold at an estate sale at a suburb North of New York City. Numbers correspond with the Catalog numbers from the exhibition catalog, "Sixty Yeats of Living Architecture" (New York). A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951) and ended in Chicago, October 1956.
   
Date: 1953

Title: 1) #47: St. Mark’s Tower Model, New York City, 1929.

Description: During the summer of 1935 Wright and his apprentices constructed a 12 foot square model of Broadacre City, including the large model of St. Marks Tower (1929 project), consisting of two-story apartments, built of copper, glass and concrete, constructed with a central core and cantilevered floor slabs. This model was exhibited in 1940, at the MOMA exhibited "Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect". Photograph of model is published in "Frank Lloyd Wright / Sixty Years of Living Architecture" (Zurich), 1952, page 24, "Frank Lloyd Wright: 60 Jabre Architektur" (Germany) 1952, page 33, and "The Future of Architecture" Wright, 1953, page 271. This later became the Price Tower (1952 - S.355).

Size: 3.25 x 4.5 sepia tone photograph, faded and out of focus.

S#: 0987.49.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 2) #53: Willey House Model (1), Project for the Willey House, Minneapolis, Miss, 1932.

Description: Malcolm Willey House, Scheme 1 (project 1932). Although not called a Usonian design in 1932, it could be called an early forerunner to the design. The description in the 1953 "Sixty Yeats" (New York) catalog is "Model for a ‘Usonian’ house." Scheme 1 was two stories. The Malcolm Willey House (1933 - S.229), Scheme 2, built in 1933, was one story and built three years before the Jacobs Residence (1936 - S.234) which many call Wright’s first Usonian House.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph.

S#: 0987.50.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 3) #53: Willey House Model (2), Project for the Willey House, Minneapolis, Miss, 1932.

Description: Malcolm Willey House, Scheme 1 (project 1932). Although not called a Usonian design in 1932, it could be called an early forerunner to the design. The description in the 1953 "Sixty Yeats" (New York) catalog is "Model for a ‘Usonian’ house." Scheme 1 was two stories. The Malcolm Willey House (1933 - S.229), Scheme 2, built in 1933, was one story and built three years before the Jacobs Residence (1936 - S.234) which many call Wright’s first Usonian House.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph.

S#: 0987.51.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 4) #59: "Wingspread" Model, Herbert F. Johnson Residence (1937 - S.239).

Description: During construction of the SC Johnson & Son Administration Building (1936 - S.237), H.F. Johnson commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design his expansive home in Wind Point, Wisconsin. This model of Wingspread was constructed during the summer of 1940, by the Taliesin apprentices for the exhibition "Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect" held at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), November 12, 1940 - January 5, 1941. See "The Show to End all Shows", 2004. The 1940 caption: "The latest and largest of the ‘Prairie Houses’." Large color photograph of model published in "Frank Lloyd Wright / Sixty Years of Living Architecture" (Zurich), 1952, page 81-82. (Notice little boy in the background looking at model).

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.52.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 5) #81: Ralph Jester House Model, Project, Palos Verdes, CA. Designed in 1938. .

Description: Jester graduated from Yale in 1924. He moved to Paris for five years to study sculpting, and met Wright’s sister Maginel at an American Embassy Fourth of July party. After moving back to New York, he met Wright will they were both visiting Maginel. His first involvement with Hollywood was as a sculpture for the movie Cleopatra (1934). He was probably best known for his costume designs for such movies as The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Buccaneer (1958). Wright designed the home in 1938, but construction costs forced Jester to forgo building the home. The design was revived for Gerald Loeb "Hilltop House" (project) in 1946. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer later constructed the home next to Taliesin West in 1971. This model was exhibited in 1943 at the exhibition "Masters of Four Arts", Fogg Museum of Art, and named the "Pacific House". This model appeared in the background of the 1940 photograph of Wright with the Wingspread model at Taliesin in 1940 (Show to End all Shows, page 39), and is photographed at the show (page 52), but does not appear on the list of models displayed at the 1940 show at MOMA, or the Catalogue of the Exhibition in November (pages 215-228)

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.53.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 6) #83: George Affleck Residence Model (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Gregor Affleck, a chemical engineer, was born in Chicago and spend his younger years near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Elizabeth Affleck was fond of Fallingwater. The site they selected for their home was sloped, and traversed by a small stream that lead to a pond. Wright designed the raised Usonian home for the property. The living area cantilevers dramatically over the stream bed. This model was exhibited in 1940, at the MOMA exhibited "Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect". Photograph of model is published in "Frank Lloyd Wright / Sixty Years of Living Architecture" (Zurich), 1952, page 60.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.54.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 7) #106: New Theater Model for Hartford, Conn., Project, 1949.

Description: The design for this theater was first conceived for the New Theatre for Woodstock, New York (1931 Project). In 1938 Wright designed the Pfeiffer Chapel (S.251) at the Florida Southern College and utilized the original Woodstock floor plan. In 1949 the New Theater was revived again in Hartford, Connecticut. The model was first shown at a special exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum from January 26 - February 27, 1949. Photograph of model is published in "Frank Lloyd Wright / Sixty Years of Living Architecture" (Zurich), 1952, page 72. The concept for the "New Theatre for Woodstock" was finally executed in Dallas and the Dallas Theater Center opened with registration and classes on September 9, 1959 and its first production on December 27, 1959.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.55.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: 8) Photograph of three males, possibly Wright apprentices, but unable to verify at this time.

Description: Contacted Roy Arnold, he was not at the show, and did not recognize the three. Most likely just three friends who visited the show.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.56.0813

   
Date: 1953

Title: Guggenheim Museum Drawing 1953.

Description: Photograph of Wright’s architectural rendering of the Guggenheim. Text written along the bottom of the drawing: "The Modern Gallery. Museum for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Holden and McLaughlin Associates." (Inside Square) "FLLW Aug 15 /47 or 51?" Caption pasted on verso: "The striking design of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum reflects ‘one great space on a continuous floor’ and gets away from the ‘box’ building design disliked by Wright. The museum’s floor is a continuous spiral to the top." Stamped Dec 27, 1953. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W print.

S#: 0987.35.1110

   
Date: 1953

Title: Guggenheim Museum Drawing 1953.

Description: Photograph of Wright’s architectural rendering of the Guggenheim. Text written along the bottom of the drawing: "The Modern Gallery. Museum for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Holden and McLaughlin Associates." (Inside Square) "FLLW Aug 15 /51" Caption pasted on verso: "December 27, 1953. The Titan of Architecture. Wright (C) Striking design of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum reflects ‘one great space on a continuous floor.’ Mr. Wright commented on conflicts with city building code which ran contrary to his architectural concept and use of materials."

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#:
0987.94.1117
   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park’s Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #88. "A Modern Gallery for the Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, 1943." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Guggenheim Model #2 (according to Kathryn Smith). Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: B&W 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 B&W photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-27
   
   
Date: 1956

Title: Guggenheim Museum Drawing 1956 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Caption of face: "The Modern Gallery. Memorial Museum for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." Label pasted on verso: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. 120 Broadway, New York 5, N.Y. Rector 2-9740. Release for Publication in Newspapers of Monday, May 7, 1956. May 4, 1956. Sketch of the new Museum of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, architect. -o0o-" Clipping pasted to verso: "Startling New Structure sketched here will become the first building by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, nearly 87, to grace New York City. The six-story cylindrical building will be the new art museum for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Construction will begin immediately on Fifth Ave. And 85th St. The edifice is wire-glass-dome and concrete with hollow center. Gallery walls will slope. Spiral construction will permit the visitor to enter or leave the gallery at an level he chooses by means of a continuous ramp girdling the building." Stamped on clipping: "May 7 1956." Stamped on verso: "Cleveland Press, May 7, 1956, Reference Library." Acquired from the archives of the UPI.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 1147.54.1113

   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction 1956-57 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Set of 27 historic photographs. According to "The Guggenheim," 2009, Hilla Rebay first approached Frank Lloyd Wright in June 1943. He immediately began conceptual drawings, but it would take over two years to revise and approve final drawings. On September 20, 1945 the model of the Guggenheim Museum was unveiled. From October 22 - December 13, 1953, the Guggenheim hosted the exhibit "Sixty Years of Living Architecture." Wright designed, and Guggenheim built the Usonian Exhibition House on the site of the Guggenheim Museum. On May 4, 1956 Harry Guggenheim announced the beginning of construction, and Ground was finally broken on August 14, 1956. The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959, six months after Wright's death. This set of 27 images were taken in February and July (and possibly August) 1957 by Taliesin apprentice Samuel Matthews, who joined the Fellowship in January 1954.

Size: Original 5 x 3.5 B&W photograph. 7.2 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.58.1014

See set of 27 historic images...


   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction April-May 1957 (1956 - S.400).

Description: On May 4, 1956 Harry Guggenheim announced the beginning of construction on the Guggenheim Museum, and Ground was broken on August 14, 1956. The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959, six months after Wright’s death. Foundation has been poured in the main Gallery section (foreground), and rebar is being set in place for pouring the main Gallery floor. In the background, foundation walls for the lower level are in progress (top left), while framework is being built to support the concrete ceiling that will cap the lower level (top right).

Size: 8 x 8.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.59.1114

   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction June 1957 (1956 - S.400).

Description: On May 4, 1956 Harry Guggenheim announced the beginning of construction on the Guggenheim Museum, and Ground was broken on August 14, 1956. The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959, six months after Wright’s death. Work progresses on the Museum. In the foreground, the ramp between the ground and first level is complete. Main Gallery floor is storing piles of wood. On the Northeast end of the complex the ceiling has been poured over the lower level, and the ground level forms for the walls of the Monitor Building are in place. It is interesting to note that the ceiling of the lower level on the far end is now supporting a crane.

Size: 8.75 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.60.1114

   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction June 1957 (1956 - S.400).

Description: On May 4, 1956 Harry Guggenheim announced the beginning of construction on the Guggenheim Museum, and Ground was broken on August 14, 1956. The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959, six months after Wright’s death. In the foreground, the first level nears completion. The walls for the ground floor café in the bottom right are complete. One the far end, the Monitor Building, the ceiling for the ground floor is also near completing.

Size: 8.75 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.61.1114

   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction 1957 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright visits the Guggenheim Museum and tours construction site with William Short. Wright looking to the right of the camera. Caption glued to verso: "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 88th St. and 5th Ave. Frank Lloyd Wright inspects construction of new museum – he is shown with architect representative William Short - George N. Cohen, President Euclid Construction C. and contract superintendent Charles W. Spero. 9/6/57." Clipping taped to verso: "Problem – Wright and his assistant talk things over. ‘Here for the first time,’ Wright declares, ‘you will see twentieth-century arts and architecture in their true relation.’ " Photographed by Sam Falk, The New York Times.

Size: 10 x 7.75 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.63.0115

   
Date: 1957

Title: Guggenheim Museum during construction 1957 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Foundation work began early 1957, and extended through 1958. Most likely photographed late 1957, early 1958. The Monitor Building roof (the Northwest section of the building) is on the left. The deck for the balcony has been poured, but the walls of the balcony have not been started. The sweeping concrete overhand of the second level that runs the length of the building along fifth avenue has been completed. The spiral ramps to the right are under construction. The job trailer sits on the corner.

Size: Original 10 x 6.25 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.49.0913

   
Date: 1958

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1958 (S.400).

Description: Caption "8/23/58 - New York: Here’s an excellent view of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Memorial Museum (see NXP 1165061) which is nearing completion on Fifth Ave. The structure was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who’s internationally known for his unusual architectural designs. UPI Telephoto." Printed on verso: "New York City - Bldgs - Solomon R. Guggenheim Memorial Museum". Stamped on verso: "Received Examiner Reference Library. Aug 24 1958".

Size: Original 9.2 x 7 B&W print.

S#: 1259.19.1010

   
Date: 1958

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1958-59 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Wright visits the Guggenheim. Wright is on a balcony of the Monitor Building (the Northwest section of the building) with a painter in the background on a scaffold, painting the exterior wall. According to "The Guggenheim", Wright visited the Guggenheim on November 7, 1958 (page 212) and for the last time in January, 1959 (page 214). He seems to be wearing the overcoat as in the November 7 visit, but they date this image circa 1959 (page 224). "The Guggenheim Correspondence" dates this image 1959 (page 289). Part of the PR program for the PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, "Frank Lloyd Wright". Photographed by William H. Short.

Size: 35mm color slide, 8.5 x 11 sheet.

S#: 1259.35.0813

   
Date: 1958

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1958-9 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Wright visits the Guggenheim. Wright is on a balcony of the Monitor Building (the Northwest section of the building) with painters in the background on a scaffold, painting the exterior wall. According to "The Guggenheim", Wright visited the Guggenheim on November 7, 1958 (page 212) and for the last time in January, 1959 (page 214). He seems to be wearing the overcoat as in the November 7 visit, but they date this image circa 1959 (page 224). "The Guggenheim Correspondence" dates this image 1959 (page 289). Photographed by William H. Short.

Size: Original 5.6 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 1259.36.0913

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400)

Photographer:

Description: Caption pasted on verso: "Couldn’t give it away. So comments Frank Serkal (right), long time resident of the Fifth Avenue area and a fitter in new York’s Saks Fifth Avenue store. He tells AP Newsfeature’s Writer Hugh Mulligan (left) that he doesn’t like the design created by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the new Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum, still under construction (in background). The building has stirred up a lot of comment – pro and con –and some of it is pretty extreme. It’s the sort of hub-bub generally attending the works of Wright. Serkel told Mulligan that style is his business and as far as the museum goes he knows he ‘couldn’t sell that thing to anybody. I couldn’t give it away.’ 3/31/59" AP Newsfeature Photo. Acquired from the achieves of the Associated Press.

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W print

S#: 1377.46.0211

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Caption pasted on verso: "Work of Art of Trash Can? Along New York’s Fifth Avenue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum comes in for considerable discussion. There seems to be no middle ground - people either like it or hate it. That’s not unusual considering it is the architectural creation of Frank Lloyd Wright, whose works have generally been attended by controversy. The museum has been called everything from a work of beauty to a ‘concrete toilet bowl.’ Wright calls it an ‘archeseum,’ which he says means ‘a building in which to see the highest.’ The museum will house the Guggenheim collection of priceless modern art. 3/31/59. (For use Sunday, April 12, with Hugh Mulligan’s New York APN story on the museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.)" AP Newsfeature Photo.

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W print.

S#: 1377.56.0213

   

Detail Guggenheim 1959

Date: 1959

Title: Imperial Hotel and the Guggenheim Museum 1959 (two photographs).

Photographer:

Description: Caption: "(NY15-April 9) Wright Structures - Two of the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s structural designs are exemplified in Tokyo’s famed Imperial Hotel and the still uncompleted Guggenheim Museum on New York’s upper Fifth Avenue. Wright, who died today in Phoenix at the age of 89, designed the Tokyo hotel 40 years ago as an earthquake-proof building to withstand the frequent seismological disturbances. The museum, built to house the Solomon Guggenheim collection of priceless modern art, has excited considerable comments - both criticism and praise. (AP Wire photo)" Stamped on verso: "April 9, 10:16pm and April 10, 1959. Associated Press Wirephoto." Acquired from the archives of The Baltimore Sun.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 1377.41.0910, 1377.42.0910

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Guggenheim Museum nears completion, early spring 1959. Exterior walls have been completed and the dome is enclosed. Plywood wall in the foreground are still in place, tree branches upper left have not sprouted buds. Circles can be seen imprinted in the exterior walkways in the foreground. Label pasted to the verso: "Guggenheim Museum, 89th and 5th Ave. Frank Hurley (possibly the photographer). Pix shows an overhead view of the Multimillion dollar Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum now near competition... Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, creator of the controversial building just passed away..." Stamped on verso: "The News Library. Received April 17 1959. 220 East 42nd Street, N.Y." The museum opened to the public on Oct. 21st.

Size: Original 7 x 10 B&W print.

S#: 1377.74.1114

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Guggenheim Museum nears completion, spring 1959. Plywood wall on the left and center has been removed, tree branches upper right have not sprouted buds. Landscaping and trees have not been completed yet. The museum opened to the public on Oct. 21st.

Size: Original 7 x 10 B&W print.

S#: 1377.60.0213

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: 1) Guggenheim Museum exterior nears completion, spring 1959. Scaffolding in the front is still in place as is the plywood wall on the right. Landscaping and trees have not been completed yet. The name had not yet been added to the front of the museum. The museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959. Printed on cardboard sleeve: "Wright, Frank Lloyd. AC 475. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Ext. 1959. New York, N.Y. Sandak, Inc.."

Size: 35mm slide and 11.5 x 8 high res color digital photograph.

S#:
1377.89.0517 (1)
   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: 2) Guggenheim Museum interior is near completion, spring-summer 1959. Interior appears close to completion. Plantings are in place. The sculpture to the right, "Adam and Eve" by Constantin Brancusi, 1921, was acquired by the Guggenheim in 1953. The fountain is not running at this time, but appears to have water and plants in it. The museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959. Printed on cardboard sleeve: "Wright, Frank Lloyd. *8 330 0009. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Int. 1959. (Main floor) N.Y., N.Y. Sandak, Inc.."

Size: 35mm slide and 11.5 x 8 high res color digital photograph.

S#: 1377.89.0517 (2)
   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Two months before grand opening. Clipping paste to verso: "The museum is startling amid the more conservative buildings. United Press International." Stamped on clipping: "Aug 30 1958." Pasted on verso: "A strange new shape among the skyscrapers, the Guggenheim Museum looms on New York's Fifth Avenue, between 88th and 89th Streets. One critic said from this angle the museum looks like a Martian space ship. Designed by framed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who died last April at the age of 89, the structure was built to house one of New York's richest art collections. A subject of debate for anyone from plain sidewalk superintendent to design engineer, the building is a fitting monument to Wright, who thrived on controversy throughout his lifetime." Stamped on verso: "United Press International, New York."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Photograph.

S#:
1377.92.0218
   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Caption pasted on verso: "Modern Showcase for Modern Art. New York: A huge cover-all dome of wire-supported glass funnels sunlight into the open center of the cylinder-shaped Guggenheim Museum here, Oct. 19th. The newly-completed building, designed by late architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a spiraling showcase for modern art. The Guggenheim collection spans 70 years of modern art with emphasis on nonobjective paintings. The museum will be opened to the public Oct. 21st. Credit (UPI Photo). 10-19-59."

Size: Original 7 x 9 B&W print.

S#: 1377.58.0213

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Opening Day Ceremony October 21, 1959. View of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright (left), Mayor Robert Wagner, and Harry Guggenheim cutting the ribbon on opening day. Text on face: "New York, Oct. 21 – Mayor Opens Guggenheim Museum – Mayor Robert Wagner cuts the ribbon officially opening the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue today. At left is Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright, widow of the architect who design the museum. In right foreground, next to Wagner, is Harry Guggenheim, son of the man for whom the museum was named and president of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (AP Wirephoto) 1959." Two copies. Stamped on verso: "Associated Press Wirephoto." And "Oct 22, 1959."

Size: Original 8 x 6 and 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1
377.93.0318, 1377.95.0718
   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum Auditorium 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: The two-story "Lecture Room" was located in the lower level (basement). It is located directly below the spiral galleries. It continues Wright’s circular theme. Hand written on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Art Museum Theater, New York City, N. Y. 12/59."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.65.1213

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum Auditorium 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Detail of the auditorium seating, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The two-story "Lecture Room" was located in the lower level (basement). It is located directly below the spiral galleries. It continues Wright’s circular theme. Typed on verso: "Guggenheim Museum auditorium, New York City, NY. Designed and furnished by Frank Lloyd Wright." Stamped on verso: "Dec 11 ‘59."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.69.0714

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Viewed from the South of the entrance and spiral walls. Exterior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. View of the entrance and spiral walls. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Published in "Guggenheim, New York," Stoller, 1999, page 11. Photographed by Ezra Stroller.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.71.0914

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: View of the interior ramps from the upper levels shortly after the grand opening. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Published in "Guggenheim, New York," Stoller, 1999, page 33. Photographed by Ezra Stroller.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.72.0914

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: View of the interior ramps from the lower levels shortly after the grand opening. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Similar image published in "Guggenheim, New York," Stoller, 1999, page 23. Photographed by Ezra Stroller.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.73.0914

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: View of the interior of the Guggenheim in advance of the opening day of October 21, 1959. Text of face: "Advance for Release at 11 A.M. EST, Wednesday, Oct. 21 with story by W. G. Rogers) (NY17 - Oct. 20) Ramp a Feature in New Museum - - People stand on ramp inside architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creation - - the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on New York's Fifth Avenue. The building’s gallery consists of one long unwinding corridor with one long wall. The ramp is more than a quarter of a mile long and it's floor arises out of 3 percent grade and circling upward from the main central cord. Pictures are hung only on the outside." Stamped on verso: "Oct 23 1959."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

S#:
1377.90.0118
   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum Grand Opening 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Crowds line the street for the grand opening of the Guggenheim Museum, on October 21, 1959. Partial clipping pasted to verso: "...building, giving a perspective that is impossible in the conventional gallery. Some modern ‘non-objective’ paintings, that may look confused and haphazard up close, can be... ...is a museum for people, as much as for pictures. One of the most exciting features of the building, in fact, is its panoramic design. The visitors are an integral part of the exhibition..." Stamped on clipping: "Dec 28 1959."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W print.

S#: 1377.66.1113

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Caption pasted on verso: "Time to Unwind. New York: Winding its way spectacularly from level to level, a gleaming ramp dominates the interior of the new Solomon Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan (at 5th Ave. and 88th St..). The dramatic ramp, which corkscrews its way from floor to floor in the six-story structure, is perhaps the most exciting innovation in the modernistic museum, which was designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright. The building, housing many valuable painting, has aroused a storm of controversy, pro and con, because of its radical design. Credit (UPI Photo). 10-23-59." Two copies.

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W print.

S#: 1377.59.0213, 1377.86.1017

   
Date: October 20, 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959.

Photographer:

Description: Caption on face, right side: "(NY17 - Oct. 20) New Museum in New York – This is an exterior view of the new Solomon R. Guggenheim museum on New York’s Fifth Avenue which is to be formally opened October 21. The unusual looking structure, built round and round like a corkscrew, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a memorial to the late Solomon R, Guggenheim, industrialist, philanthropist and patron of the art. (AP Wirephoto) (see story) (pr31331H) 1959. (Advance for release at 11 A.M., EST, Wed. Oct. 21, with story by W.G. Rogers)." Stamped on verso: "1959 Oct 20. Associated Press Wirephoto." Acquired from the archives of the Associated Press. Two copies.

Size: Original 10 x 7.4 B&W print.

S#: 1377.45.1210, 1377.57.0213

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: View of glass dome. Caption pasted on verso: "Art in Round: Looking up to the translucent glass dome of the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The dome is 92 feet above the floor of the well, around which the exhibit ramp spirals. It is illuminated at night." Stamped on verso: "Nov 29 1959."

Size: Original 7 x 9 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.63.0813

   
Date: 1959

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1959 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Stamped on verso: "Dec 19, 59". Caption pasted on verso: "Wright Angles. Typical of the late Frank Lloyd Wright’s devotion to new and daring design is the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The building is featured in the current events portion of the latest issue of Screen News Digest. Acquired from the archives of the Seattle Times.

Size: Original 8 x 5 B&W print.

S#: 1377.54.0912

   
Date: 1960

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Viewed from the Southwest of the entrance and spiral walls. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Stamped on verso: "Mar 29 1960." Label pasted to verso: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 120 Broadway, New York 5, N. Y., Rector 2-9770. Exterior of the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as viewed across Fifth Avenue from 88th Street. The gallery is on the right and the administration building on the left." Published in "Guggenheim, New York," Stoller, 1999, page ii-iii. Photographed by Ezra Stroller.

Size: 10 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 1458.46.0914

   
Date: 1960

Title: Guggenheim Museum 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Viewed from the North, from eighty-ninth street, of the entrance and spiral walls. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Photographed by Ezra Stroller.

Size: 8 x10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1458.47.0914

   
Date: 1960

Title: Guggenheim Museum Exterior Circa 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Viewed from the North, from eighty-ninth street, of the entrance and spiral walls. The Guggenheim opened on October 21, 1959. Note: Two trees in the foreground have filled out since the opening in October 1959. Label pasted to verso: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 28, N. Y. Exterior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1458.50.0216

   
Date: 1960

Title: Guggenheim Museum Interior Circa 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: The sculpture in the foreground is "St. Sebastian, No. 2," 1957, by Eduardo Paolozzi, b. 1924, Leith, Scotland; d. 2005, London. The sculpture in the background to the right is "The Miracle (Seal [I]) (Le Miracle)," 1930-32, by Constantin Brancusi, b. 1876, Hobitza, Romania; d. 1957, Paris. Both were part of the Guggenheim collection. Label pasted to verso: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 28, N. Y. Interior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1458.51.0216

   
Date: 1960

Title: Guggenheim Museum Interior 1960 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Interior of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, photographed soon after the grand-opening of the Guggenheim Museum. The sculpture in the foreground is "St. Sebastian, No. 2," 1957, by Eduardo Paolozzi, b. 1924, Leith, Scotland; d. 2005, London. The sculpture in the background to the right is "The Miracle (Seal [I]) (Le Miracle)," 1930-32, by Constantin Brancusi, b. 1876, Hobitza, Romania; d. 1957, Paris. Both were part of the Guggenheim collection. Label pasted to verso: "Guggenheim Museum - Interior #2. This interior of the six-story spiral museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, shows the dramatic, curved, quarter-mile ramp along which an extensive collection of 20th century ‘non-objective’ art is displayed. Located in uptown Manhattan, this museum is a two-fold attraction because of its unique architecture and its art treasurers. If possible, please credit The New York Convention and Visitors Bureau." Stamped on verso: "Apr 19 1977." Published in "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum," 1960, p.39.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#:
1458.55.1216
   
Date: 1986

Title: Guggenheim Museum Circa 1986 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Exterior view of the Guggenheim Museum from the Southwest. Hand written on verso: "New York City Museums. 5-16-86." Label pasted to verso: "Guggenheim. The Solomon R, Guggenheim Museum. Photo: Robert E. Mates." Robert E. Mates served as a long-time photographer for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through the tenure of two museum directors: Hilla von Rebay and James Johnson Sweeney. Mates started work in the Museum Photographic department under the supervision of Hannes Beckman and was eventually promoted to the head of the department. Mates documented the history of the Guggenheim Museum. His collection. Housed in the archives at the Guggenheim Museum, span the years between 1939-2004.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1986.80.0218
   
Date: 1990

Title: Guggenheim Museum main Gallery 1990 (1956 - S.400).

Description: Possibly Alexander Calder’s Red Lily Pads (1956). Label pasted on verso: "APN Sunday Illustrations. AP Newsfeatures Photo. (For use Sun., Aug. 12, 1990 with Hugh Mulligan’s undated APN story slugged Wright’s Stuff.) Wright Museum. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York City swirls skyward in this evening interior view." Label pasted to verso: "Houston Chronicle Library." Stamp on verso: "Sep 16 1991." Label pasted on verso of second copy: "The interior of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright seems to swirls skyward." Stamp on verso of second copy: "Oct 7 1990." Two original 8 x 11 B&W photograph. Acquired from the archives of the Houston Chronicle.

Size: Original 8 x 11 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1990.132.0617, 1990.135.1217
   
Date: 1992

Title: Guggenheim Museum(1956 - S.400) 1992.

Description: View of entrance and spiral walls. Caption pasted on verso: "New York: In Chicago, Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for his so-called Prairie Style houses, which he created during the early decades of his career. Echoing the long, low, horizontal planes of the regions topography, these structures reflect Wright’s attempts to find an American equivalent of the simple geometry, the fluid spaces and the resonance with nature that he so admired in Japanese architecture. By 1942, however, when Wright was commissioned to design a home for Solomon R. Guggenheim’s impressive collection of modern art, the architect’s delight in horizontal forms had given way to a fascination with spirals. The result was the Guggenheim Museum in New York, a building that continues to trigger awe, frustration and controversy more than 30 years after it first opened its doors." "The Guggenheim Museum has just emerged from a two-year, $60 million restoration and expansion project." Stamped on verso: "August 9 1992."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1992.81.0813

   
Date: 1992

Title: Guggenheim Museum(1956 - S.400) 1992.

Description: View of interior ramps and glass ceiling. The Guggenheim Museum has just completed a two-year, $60 million restoration and expansion project.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1992.82.0813

   
Date: 1998

Title: Guggenheim Museum (1956 - S.400) 1998.

Author: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Description: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in front of the Guggenheim Museum. Press photograph for the documentary "Frank Lloyd Wright," which aired November 10-11, 1998. "The museum was one of Wright’s last projects before his death at the age of 91. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick co-direct and co-produce ‘
Frank Lloyd Wright,’ a new film about the brilliant and controversial architect, who revolutionized American architecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright,’ which interweaves Wright’s extraordinary career with his equally tempestuous personal life will be broadcast on PBS as a ‘General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation,’ " Stamped on verso: "Feb 2 1998."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1
998.86.1216
   
Date: 1998

Title: Ad for Ken Burns "Frank Lloyd Wright" documentary, 1998. New York Usonian Pavilion 1953 (1953 - S.370).

Description: The opening reception for the New York Usonian Exhibition occurred on October 22,1953. Frank Lloyd Wright in the Usonian Pavilion, holding a cup of tea, glancing at the camera. Photographed by Pedro Guerrero just before the exhibition opened. He wrote, "...he paused before a model of Wingspread. I had an assignment from the Ford Motor Company to shoot a portrait of him – but I did not have to pose him even for this one." Behind him to the right, is a model of the San Francisco Call Building model. " Picturing Wright, Guerrero, 1994, p.148. The show included sixteen models, 800 drawings and photographs, and a fully-finished four-room house. It was built on the site for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York City. Text in ad: "Frank Lloyd Wright, a new film by Ken Burns and Linn Novick, interweaves the extraordinary career of the famous architect – shown here in 1953 at age 86 – with his equally controversial personal life. Photo: Pedro E Guerrero/General Motors. 1998 (11/10-11/11/98, 9:00 p.m. ET, 90-minute program)"

Size: Original 5.5 x 6 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1998.96.0913
   

Date: 2010

Title: Guggenheim Museum. No Beginning, No End.

Description: Set of 29 photographs. Frank Lloyd Wright was first approached in June 1943 to design the Guggenheim Museum. He immediately began conceptual drawings, but it would take over two years to approve the final drawings. On September 20, 1945 the model of the Guggenheim Museum was unveiled. From October 22 - December 13, 1953, the Guggenheim hosted the exhibit "Sixty Years of Living Architecture." Wright designed, and Guggenheim built the Usonian Exhibition House on the site of the Guggenheim Museum. On May 4, 1956 Harry Guggenheim announced the beginning of construction, and Ground was finally broken on August 14, 1956. The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public on October 21, 1959, six months after Wright’s death. This set of 29 images were taken in March 2010, on a trip to New York City. We approached the Guggenheim from across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reserve in Central Park. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner. Copyright 2010, Douglas M. Steiner.

Size: Original 10 x 7.5 Color photograph.

ST#: 2010.21.1114 (1-29)

See set of 29 images...


   
   
   
POSTCARDS
   
Date: 1960

Title:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Exterior at Night, 1960.

Description:
Photograph taken after the grand opening after dark. Text on verso: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., New York 28, N. Y."

Size:
6 x 4 B&W Real Photo postcard.


S#:
1458.54.0213
   
Date: 1960

Title:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Interior, 1960.

Description:
Photograph taken after the grand opening. The sculpture in the center top is "St. Sebastian, No. 2," 1957, by Eduardo Paolozzi, b. 1924, Leith, Scotland; d. 2005, London. The sculpture in the background to the right is "The Miracle (Seal [I]) (Le Miracle)," 1930-32, by Constantin Brancusi, b. 1876, Hobitza, Romania; d. 1957, Paris. Both were part of the Guggenheim collection. Text on verso: "Main Gallery from above. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., New York 28, N. Y."

Size:
6 x 4 B&W Real Photo postcard.

S#:
1458.53.0213
   

 

Date: 1960

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1960.

Description: Back: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue and 88th Street, designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright, houses a major collection of contemporary art. The Galleries are in the larger circular building and administrative offices in the smaller. P36592. Plastichrome(R) by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston 30, Mass., U.S.A. Manhattan Post Card Pub. Co., Inc., 913 Broadway, N.Y.C. N.Y." P.M. 9/13/63. Photographed by Ezra Stoller, taken minutes before or after the cover of "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright", which was photographed by Ezra Stoller. The women in the red coat on the far left appear in both, as do the cars on the right. The landscaping and shadows are consistent.

Size: 5.4 x 3.4.

S#: 1458.34.0810

   
   
Date: Circa 1960

Title: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Description: "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 5th Avenue (88th to 89th Sts.) New York City. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A museum with major examples of painting, sculpture and the graphic arts of the recent past. Color photo by A. Devaney. Natural Color by Mike Roberts. Alfred Mainzer, Inc. 39-33 29th St., Long Island City I, N.Y. #432. #C13284." (Opened December 1959.) Circa 1960.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5.

S#: 1458.26.0807
   
Date: Circa 1960 (FDC 1966)

Title: FDC PC

Description: "Guggenheim Museum: Newest and most modern art museum.  Ramp-like construction designed by Frank Lloyd Wright."   (Opened December 1959.)  (K76.  Published in 1960 by Progressive Publications, Inc.  244 W. 49th St., N.Y.  #52928). Row of two 2c Stamps, cancelled June 8, 1966 Spring Green.

Size:5.5 x 3.5

S#: 1280.91.0399

   
Date: Circa 1965

Title: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Description: "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., New York , N.Y. 10028." (Opened December 1959.) Circa 1965.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1628.09.0807

   
Date: Circa 1965

Title: Museum, view looking down to the main floor.

Description: "Museum, view looking down to the main floor. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., New York , N.Y. 10028." (Opened December 1959.) Circa 1965.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1628.10.0807

   
Date: Circa 1965

Title: Main Gallery

Description: "Main Gallery. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., New York , N.Y. 10028." (Opened December 1959.) Circa 1965.

Size: 4 x 6

S#: 1628.11.0807

   
Date: 2009

Title: Drawings For The Guggenheim: A Book of Postcards (Published by Pomegranate Communications, Inc., Petaluma, CA)

Author: Pomegranate Communications

Description: "After setting off a storm of controversy, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum soon found its place in the pantheon of American architecture. This is a building no less adventurous than the modern art hung from it’s curved walls, and it’s soaring atrium and spiraling ramp splendidly suggests a twentieth-century temple built to celebrate the arts. A valedictory campaign pursued by Frank Lloyd Wright during his final decade and a half, the museum was the culmination of a lifetime of building and a remarkable response to a number of contemporary aestatic currents. The fifteen pencil sketches and watercolors in this booklet in this postcard book convey the evolution of Wright’s Manhattan masterpiece." (Back cover) Original list price $7.95. (First Edition)

Size: 7 x 4.75

Pages: Pp 30

ST#: 2009.45.0517
   
   
   
POSTERS
 
Date: 1959

Title: A Work of Art for Works of Art... Guggenheim (Possibly Published by Ready Mix Concrete)

Author: Ready Mix Concrete

Description: "Superb craftsmanship in concrete reflected in New York’s Guggenheim Museum of Art. Seldom in history has a project been given such wide attention and comment during construction as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only building in the city designed by famed Frank Lloyd Wright, and the last major work of his life, its design has proved as extraordinary as its designer... and its influence on the architecture of our times may remain for future generations to determine, in the calm perspective of history." Includes seven photographs and three illustrations. (Verso includes two projects not related to Wright.)

Size: 20.5 x 14.1.

Pages: Pp 1

ST#: 1377.52.0911

   
   
   
PRINTS
 
Date: 1970

Title: The New Yorker - January 24, 1970 (Published weekly by The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. New York.)

Author: Martin, Charles E. (Cover Illustration)

Description: The cover of this issue is a painting of the Guggenheim Museum by Charles E. Martin. He always signed his paintings "CEM." A self taught artist, he contributed hundreds of cartoons and covers to The New Yorker. He painted over 144 covers for The New Yorker, not including this one. His drawings appeared in Time, Life, Harper's, The Saturday Evening Post, The Saturday Review, Punch and Esquire. He illustrated children's books and wrote and illustrated "Island Winter" (Greenwillow, 1984), a children's book. He past away in 1959.

Size: 8.5 x 11.5

Pages: Pp Cover

S#:
1846.34.0317
   
Date: 2010

Title: The New Yorker Cover. Oct. 21, 2010. (Possible alternative cover)

Description: Illustration of the Guggenheim Museum. Possible alternative cover for the October 25, 2010 issue to accompany the article "Turning Away. The classical revival between the World Wars," concerning an exhibit on early twentieth-century classicism at the Guggenheim Museum. Bottom right hand corner has an emblem, "SP". See "The New Yorker Visits The Guggenheim."

Size: Print measures 5 x 7.

ST#: 2010.15.0813

   
   
   
STAMPS
   
December 2, 1964 - 5c #1259.  "To the Fine Arts"

December 2, 1964 - 5c #1259.  "To the Fine Arts".  Issued December 2, 1964,  Washington, D.C.  125,800,000 issued.  The only connection to Wright is the following FDC.

   
Date: Fleetwood FDC

Title: FDC - Fleetwood

Description: "Commemorating Fine Arts in America."  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York.  One of America's foremost museums for exhibition of today's modern artists.  1) Two 5c Stamps (One Copy);  2-5) One 5c Stamp (Four Copy);  All cancelled December 2, 1964, Washington D.C.  Five copies.  Published by Fleetwood.

S#: 1259.01.0499 through 1259.05.0599

   
   
   
2005 - 37c #3910a - Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
   
 
Detail of Full Set
2005 - 37c #3910a - Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.  Masterworks of Modern American Architecture. 
       Spectacular works of architecture in New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; New Canaan, CT; Chicago, IL; Exeter, NH; Los Angeles, CA; New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC are immortalized on U.S. postage stamps honoring Masterworks of Modern American Architecture.  Each building is depicted through a stunning photograph on the sheet of twelve 37-cent stamps.  The stamps were dedicated in Las Vegas during a special ceremony as part of The American Institute of Architects Annual Convention and Design Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
       "If the power of architecture is to imagine, create and transform, then its form should inspire," said Anita Bizzotto, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamps.  "It should elevate the things of everyday life- from commerce, to learning, to living- into the realm of the extraordinary.  And Masterpieces of Modern American Architecture celebrated on these postage stamps do just that."
       "This honor confirms the enduring power of architecture to elevate the human experience," said Steidl.  "Each building in the series embodies the creativity and commitment of architects to help create better places for people to live, work and play."
       Guggenheim Museum, New York.   With its circular ramp coiling around a space topped by a glass dome, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has one of the most exhilarating interiors in modern architecture.  Frank Lloyd Wright meant to design the perfect space in which to contemplate an art collection.  The Guggenheim, located on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park, opened in 1959.  Photographed by the late Ezra Stoller.  Scott Catalog USA: #3910a.
   
 
2005 - 37c #3910a Back
Date: 2005

Title: Full Sheet: 37c  #3910(a-l)

Description: “Masterworks of Modern Architecture”.  Souvenir sheet of 12 stamps.  Each stamp is perforated and the reverse of each stamp has descriptive text.  #3910a: “Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY 1959.  “With its circular ramp coiling around a space topped by a glass dome, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has one of the most exhilarating interiors in modern architecture.  Frank Lloyd Wright meant to design the perfect space in which to contemplate an art collection.”  Photographed by the late Ezra Stoller.  Each sheet comes with a stiff board and is encased in cellophane.  Issued May 19, 2005, Las Vegas, NV.  Each sheet is 6.4 x 8.  Each board is 7.5 x 10.5. (One copy)

ST#: 3910.01.0806

   
 
Souvenir Page Back
Date: 2005

Title: Souvenir Page - 37c #3910

Description: “Masterworks of Modern Architecture”.  Souvenir sheet of 12 stamps (#3910a-l) affixed to a Commemorative Page with three cancellations May 19, 2005, Las Vegas, NV.  The First Day Cancellation program started in 1972.  The back of each Souvenir Page contains vital information and statistics about each stamp; issue date, engraver, first day city/state, printer, designer, etc. 8 x 10.5.  Published by the United States Postal Service 2005 (#0510). (One copy)

ST#: 3910.03.1206

   
Date: 2005

Title: FDC - Byrnes Cachets - 37c #3910a

Description: "Masterworks of Modern Architecture". Illustration of the Guggenheim Museum. "1959 New York City. Architect - Frank Lloyd Wright." One - 37c stamp (#3910a). Cancellation: " First day of Issue, May 19, 2005. Masters of Modern Architecture, Las Vegas, NV 89119." Published by John Byrnes Cachets. 4/10. Number 4 of 10.

ST#: 3910.04.0207

   
Date: 2005

Title: FDC - Mystic - 37c #3910a.

Description: "Masterworks of Modern American Architecture: Guggenheim Museum. The sculptural Guggenheim Museum in New York City rose from the architectural imagination of Frank Lloyd Wright." Verso: "Masterworks of Modern American Architecture - Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Museum is located across from Central Park in New York City. It was founded in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Art" Short biographical sketch about the Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright. Cancellation: " First day of Issue, May 19, 2005. Masters of Modern Architecture, Las Vegas, NV 89119." Published by the Mystic Stamp Company.

ST#: 3910.05.1111

   
Date: 2006

Title: Maxicard - Watson

Description: “Frank Lloyd Wright, architect.  Interior view of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943-59), Skylight.  Photographed by David Heald (c) 2004 SRGF, NY.  Published by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.”  One 37c stamps (#3910a) canceled January 19, 2006 New York. 6 x 4.25.  Published by Terry Watson, Lithia Springs, CA.  (One Copy)

S#: 3910.02.1206

   

  HISTORY    1957 (#1089)    1966 (#1280)    1969 (COMMEMORATIVE)    1982 (#2019)    1998 (#3182o)    2000 (2302l)    2005 (#3910a) 

 
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