The works by Eduardo Chillida (b. 1924, San Sebastián, Spain; d. 2002, San Sebastián, Spain) were among the first to be acquired by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Chillida’s relationship with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation began in 1958 with the acquisition of From Within (1953). This work was subsequently featured in the Guggenheim Museum’s inaugural exhibition in 1959. In 1980 the New York museum held a significant show devoted solely to Chillida’s oeuvre. Nearly twenty years later, in 1999, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao organized an ambitious tribute to his full career, with the artist participation in the exhibition’s organization.