National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Image: Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida

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image: Guston, Philip, American, 1913 - 1980, Rug, 1976, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Edward R. Broida, 2005.142.19 In the last thirty years Los Angeles real estate developer Edward R. Broida assembled a collection of modern and contemporary art that is renowned for its celebration of individual creative talent. In 2005 Broida gave the National Gallery of Art sixty-two paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by twenty-three artists. The Gallery is showcasing thirty-seven of these gifts, including a wide range of works by Vija Celmins, among them the large trompe-l'oeil sculpture Eraser, 1967; major paintings by Philip Guston, such as Rug, 1976; and an important group of drawings representing Guston's career. Also on view is the Gallery's first works by Wolfgang Laib, as well as abstract expressionist drawings by Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. The works encompass significant developments in postwar abstraction and representational art.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.