Oteiza: Myth and Modernism
October 8, 2004–January 23, 2005
As part of a biennial cycle of exhibitions of Basque and Spanish art, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents a retrospective of sculptor Jorge Oteiza. This important presentation covers the work of one of Spain's leading artists and his unsurpassed contribution to 20th-century sculpture. Oteiza's artistic and intellectual legacy is that of an innovator engaged in a sustained exploration of the transcendental possibilities of art. His highly personal and idiosyncratic work conveys the vision of a true modern master.
Jorge Oteiza, Construcción vacía con cuatro unidades planas, positivo-negativo, 1957. Steel, 13 x 14 x 12 1/2 inches. Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. Collection of the Basque Government