Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Bilbao & the Guggenheim Museum

The Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, designed by Los Angeles-area architect Frank Gehry, and opened in 1997, occupies a beautiful site along the Rio Nervion, with largely unobstructed views from most sides.

The Guggenheim's iconic floral "Puppy," designed by artist Jeff Koons in 1992, represents a West Highland Terrier, and as the museum's website describes it "combines the most saccharine of iconography -- flowers and puppies -- in a monument to the sentimental."

A fingerprint sculpture outside the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

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