Masterpieces From The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2019


From the moment of its creation, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has worked to assemble a collection of significant works of art from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. Some of the pieces that now comprise this collection stand out as icons of the contemporary era; when they were first unveiled, they made a strong impression that left no one indifferent, and over the years they have grown in stature, becoming veritable landmarks in the history of contemporary art.

Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection offers visitors a chance to contemplate some of these highlights in an exhibition that juxtaposes Robert Motherwell’s highly expressive work Iberia on the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War with the unmistakable bright-blue tone patented by Yves Klein that dominates his Large Blue Anthropometry (ANT 105), and Andy Warhol’s repeated use of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe with the expressiveness of Robert Rauschenberg’s large silkscreened painting Barge. German artists Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter and Americans Jean-Michel Basquiat and James Rosenquist are also represented in this show by outstanding pieces, and sculpture is present in the works of Basque masters Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza, set in their international context.

Tags: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eduardo Chillida, Anselm Kiefer, Yves Klein, Robert Motherwell, Jorge Oteiza, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol