Modern art factsArt quiz
Who painted No. 5, 1948?
Jackson Pollock. No. 5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock, which was sold for $140M in 2006, making it (then) the most expensive piece of art ever sold. In 1949, right after the painting was sold by Pollock to Alfonso Ossorio, the painting became damaged during the moving process. Pollock patched the painting before it went to Ossorio saying “He’ll never know, never know”.
Where was this photo taken?
In Bilbao. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to construct
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the well known landmarks of Spain. Who was Guggenheim?
Famous businessman and art collector. Solomon R. Guggenheim was born into a wealthy mining family. He founded the Yukon Gold Company in Alaska among his other businesses. He retired in 1919 to devote more time to art collecting and in 1937 established a foundation to foster the appreciation of modern art.