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Though Wright devised the spiral so that the art could be viewed in a flowing, continuous manner, many artists picketed this plan during construction, arguing that the concavity of the walls made standard displays difficult, and that the superfluous design would compete with the art being displayed.
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Despite the roadblocks, Wright and Guggenheim ploughed through and defended their vision to the very end. Today, New York’s Guggenheim stands beautiful and proud, and both Wright’s and Guggenheim’s legacies continue to inspire.
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