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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Abstract Expressionism

View of the installation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Abstract Expressionism

The rationale behind this blockbuster-style show is that the movement was a multifaceted group phenomenon, involving artists from all mediums and practices, and spanning the East to West Coast of America. Prominent names such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or Willem de Kooning are not typically associated with group shows; rather represented in large-scale solo retrospectives dedicated to exploring their individual oeuvres. The exhibition is a major feat; most of these works haven’t been seen in tandem since 1959. Review by Philomena Epps

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez

Installation view, Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, Guggenheim Bilbao, 30 September - 8 January 2017

‘Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is conceivably one of the most significant Bacon exhibitions to date. It features a number of works on which little is known and some that have never been exhibited. Review by Dr Rina Ayra

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900-1945

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900-1945, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2016

This exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao showcases some of the most important figures and works of the short period between 1900 and 1945. While lightly stocked, it manages to convey the richness and complexity of the time. Review by Betsy Porritt

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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 48009 Bilbao, Spain

Niki de Saint Phalle

Bathing Beauty, 1967-68, Dancing Nana Anna, 1966, Black Nana Upside Down, 1965-66, Nana with her Leg in the Air, ca. 1966

Anneka French reviews a retrospective of Niki de Saint Phalle, finding that the best of the artist’s works draw deeply from the intensity of her personal experiences.

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