Abstract Expressionism was a phenomenon as diverse and manifold as its makers. The artists themselves ranged from native New Yorkers to European émigrés; others hailed from the American heartland and the West. It was a watershed moment in the evolution of 20th-century art, yet, remarkably, there has been no major survey in Europe of the movement since 1959. With over 130 paintings, sculptures and photographs from public and private collections across the world, this ambitious exhibition encompasses masterpieces by the most acclaimed American artists associated with the movement, as well as lesser-known but no less vital artists. Find out more about the ‘Abstract Expressionism’ exhibition from Guggenheim Bilbao’s website.
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