Guggenheim Bilbao Illustrated Art Print
Guggenheim Bilbao Illustrated, Matte & Giclee Art Prints
For a simple and quaint town in the hills, dotted with traditional stone houses and flower lined balconies, it must have taken quite some time to get used to the sight of this monstrous block of titanium and glass bang in the middle of the city. It put Bilbao on the global map, sending tourists like me clopping through the cobbled streets, eager to investigate this marvel of architecture.
When he got to Bilbao a month before it opened, says Frank Gehry, “I went over the hill and saw it shining there. I thought: ‘What the f*** have I done to these people?’”It has given its name to the “Bilbao effect” – a phenomenon whereby cultural investment plus showy architecture is supposed to equal economic uplift for cities down on their luck. The term, however, has also been employed by critics who have denounced the museum as a symbol of gentrification and cultural imperialism.
In this illustration, I wanted to capture how the ship- building draws inspiration from the river that runs alongside... the turns, the curves, the flow!
Product Info & Sizes
Matte Prints on 250gsm thick paper.
Fine art Giclee Prints on 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture)
A5: 5.8 x 8.3in A4: 8.27 x 11.7in
A3: 11.7 x 16.5in A2: 16.5 x 23.4in
Shipping & Returns
Please allow 8-10 days for dispatch. For urgent orders, please message me, I'll try my best to expedite.
Shipping: Within UK : Royal Mail First Class Rest of the World: Royal Mail Tracked. (10 days - 20+ days depending on the country's customs)
Please note that prints are not framed. Please be aware that colours may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, depending on your monitor settings.
Giclee prints are printed on organic 100% cotton paper. Due to the nature of the paper, there are occasional grains and specks in the texture.