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During a career spann ing half a century\, Ileana Sonnabend (1914&ndash\;2007) helped shape the c ourse of postwar art in Europe and North America. A gallerist and noted col lector\, Sonnabend discovered and championed many of the most significant a rtists of her time. Among the important works she owned is Robert Rauschenb erg's Combine Canyon (1959)\, which the Sonnabend family donated t o The Museum of Modern Art in 2012. In celebration of this extraordinary gi ft\, Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New explores Sonnabend&r squo\;s legendary eye through selected works of art that she presented in h er eponymous galleries in Paris and New York.

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Renowned for her amba ssadorial role in bringing new art across the Atlantic\, Sonnabend was inst rumental in introducing American Pop art and Minimalism to Europe and Itali an Arte Povera to the United States. She also sought out and supported some of the most noncommercial and challenging Conceptual\, new-media\, and per formance-based art of the 1970s. The exhibition includes works by approxima tely 40 artists\, including Rauschenberg\, Jasper Johns\, Andy Warhol\, Rob ert Morris\, Mario Merz\, Vito Acconci\, Mel Bochner\, John Baldessari\, an d Jeff Koons. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New reveals the astounding scope of Sonnabend&rsquo\;s taste and salutes her commitment to introducing groundbreaking art to the public.

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