Hailed as the most important structure of its time when it opened in 1997, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has changed the way people think about museums and continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting.
This retrospective examines the unique, unmistakable, and innovative work of Jeff Koons, one of the most prominent figures of the art of our time. Lacking the aura of inaccessibility that surrounds other contemporary works of art, Koons’s instantly recognizable creations appeal to the general public and draw on countless art-historical sources, including Surrealism, Pop art, and Dada.
The Guggenheim Bilbao’s collection spans from the mid-20th century to the present day, concentrating on postwar painting and sculpture in America and Europe. The collection includes key works by significant artists including Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Gilbert & George, and Richard Serra.