Untitled | Mark Rothko | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection I

02.16.2010 - 03.13.2011

The first in a series of exhibitions scheduled to take place over three years featuring the works in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection and offering an overview of the most important pieces in the Bilbao holdings.

This exhibition focuses on the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, with Mark Rothko's painting Untitled (1952–53) marking the chronological starting point of the Collection, and it explores the work of the artists of the New York School, as well as the later work of American artists such as Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol in dialogue with several European contemporaries like Yves Klein, Antonio Saura, and the Basque sculptors Jorge Oteiza and Eduardo Chillida. The first comprehensive book on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection was published to mark this exhibition.


Mark Rothko
Untitled, 1952–53
Oil on canvas
299.5 x 442.5 cm
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa