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The museum’s collection is mostly focused on contemporary artists of the 20th and 21s centuries. Guggenheim Bilbao features a large number of paintings and sculptures it has acquired or commissioned site-specific pieces, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Clyfford Still, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Mark and Robert Rauschenberg and Mark Rothko. The 130-strong collection of post-war and contemporary art, acquired over the years for €110m, was valued at €729m by Christie’s in 2015.
At the river façade of the GMB, a gigantic spider standing 30 ft high and over 33 wide, is the work “Maman” by renowned English artist Louise Bourgeois.
“The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.”— Louise Bourgeois
The museum’s collection also pays special attention to modern and contemporary Basque and Spanish artists, including Eduardo Chillida, Juan Muñoz, Jorge Oteiza, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies.
Bilbao Effect or Guggenheim effect is a term often used to express the cause and effect relationship that occurred when a single world-class project became the catalyst for reviving the once economically distressed, post-industrial city. GBM has been impactful to the transformation and has played a major role in the activation of the local travel industry, attracting tourists and business travellers. There are also other factors contributing to the success of the tourism. Avant-Garde architectures in Biblao and Culinary attractions such as dining at Biblao or San Sebastian are also factors attracting tourists. Currently the museum is exhibiting Wassily Kandinsky until May 23, 2021. The wonderful art exhibits along with the gastronomic delights are truly mesmorizing that we long to visit again. //
美術館的藏品主要是20 21世紀的當代創作的畫作和雕塑品，包括來自Jean-Michel Basquiat、Anselm Kiefer、Willem de Kooning、Robert Motherwell、Sigmar Polke、Gerhard Richter、Clyfford Still、Cy Twombly、Andy Warhol、Joseph Beuys、Robert Rauschenberg和Mark Rothko的傑作。美術館多年來共耗資1.1億歐元購入130件戰後及當代藝術品，佳士得於2015年估算其藏品總值約7.29億歐元。
Louise Bourgeois。藝術家，包括Eduardo Chillida、Juan Muñoz、Jorge Oteiza、Antonio Saura和Antoni Tàpies。