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Untitled | Mark Rothko | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Mark Rothko

Untitled, 1952–53

On view
One of the central figures of the New York School, Mark Rothko is best known for his mature idiom, first seen in his paintings of 1949-large-scale compositions comprising stacked, hovering rectangular fields of luminous color.
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Puppy | Jeff Koons | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Jeff Koons

Puppy, 1992

On view
Jeff Koons rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as part of a generation of artists who explored the meaning of art in a media-saturated era and the attendant crisis of representation.
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Installation for Bilbao | Jenny Holzer | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Jenny Holzer

Installation for Bilbao, 1997

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Jenny Holzer began her first series, Truisms, in 1977 as a distillation of an erudite reading list from the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, where she was a student; by 1979 she had written several hundred of these one-liners.
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Maman | Louise Bourgeois | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Louise Bourgeois

Maman, 1999

On view
Over a career that spanned some seven decades, Louise Bourgeois created a rich and ever-changing body of work that intersected with some of the leading avant-garde movements of the 20th century, including Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post-Minimalism, while remaining steadfast to her own singular creative vision.
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Conservation | Louise Bourgeois | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa


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.

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