The Guggenheim Bilbao Opens Painterly Abstraction ~ Selections From Their Collection

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artwork:  Pierre Alechinsky - "Vanish (Disparaître)", 1959 - Oil on canvas - 200 x 280 cm. - Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. On view in "Painterly Abstraction, 1949–1969: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections" at the Guggenheim Bilbao until January 8th 2012.


Bilbao, Spain – The Guggenheim Bilbao is please to present “Painterly Abstraction, 1949–1969: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections’, on view until January 8th 2012. Through selected works from the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this exhibition explores major trends in U.S. and European painting in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition features approximately 80 works by more than 60 international artists, including Karel Appel, Alberto Burri, Willem de Kooning, Ellsworth Kelly, Piero Manzoni, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies, and Victor Vasarely, among others. This singular overview of two decades of art reveals the striking affinities among artists working continents apart, in a period of rapid creative development.