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.
Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia), 1903 / New York, 1970
York, Pennsylvania, 1955
San Francisco, 1938
Donaueschingen, Germany, 1945
San Sebastián, Spain, 1924 / San Sebastián, Spain, 2002
Gallipolis, Ohio, 1950
Paris, 1911 / New York, 2010
Bombay, India, 1954
Each work in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection is exhaustively studied to identify its technical and material characteristics, establish its state of conservation and design the appropriate strategy for guaranteeing its preservation.