Over 160 Hilma af Klint Paintings Show at the Guggenheim
August 1, 2018
By Annie Block
She was a trailblazer. Hilma af Klint was creating staggeringly bold and colorful paintings just as Vasily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian hit the scene with their abstract works. But, convinced the world was not ready for them, she never exhibited them, stipulating that they not be shown until 20 years after her death, in 1944 (coincidentally, the same year Kandinsky and Mondrian passed). Thankfully, that moratorium has passed. “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York October 12 to February 3, will feature over 160 of the Swedish artist’s works, focusing on her breakthrough years between 1906 and 1920. Alongside the exhibition, the Guggenheim Store is presenting an exclusive capsule collection inspired by af Klint’s art. Among the 60 tabletop pieces and accessories are ceramics by Michele Quan and jewelry by Karen Konzuk.