Vasily Kandinsky is getting a full-scale retrospective treatment at the Guggenheim next month (the exhibit will run from September 18th through January 13th). The comprehensive survey will include "nearly 100 of Kandinsky’s most important canvases from 1907 to 1942... drawn primarily from the three largest repositories of the artist’s work—the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich—as well as from significant private and public collections." There will also be over 60 works on paper, and combined this will be the largest retrospective of the artist’s career in the United States since the 80s.

Solomon R. Guggenheim was an early collector of Kandinsky's work, visiting the artist’s studio at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany in 1930 (the Nazis shut it down in 1933); throughout his lifetime purchasing over 150 of the artist's paintings—becoming a champion of nonobjective art.