David Hockney exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Catherine Losing Reader Find

By Catherine Losing in New Events on Monday 14 May 2012

If you missed David Hockney’s incredible show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the exhibition is now touring. Next stop: the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, opening on May 14.

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Marques De Riscal, Spain

Katrina Whitehead Reader Find

By Katrina Whitehead in Architecture on Friday 13 November 2009

I didn’t think there were many cooler buildings in the world than the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain -until I stumbled on another of Frank Gehry’s architectural masterpieces in the unassuming village of Elciego. Deep in the heart of the Rioja wine region, the Marques de Riscal is a luxury hotel, and its contemporary style is certainly at odds with the historic, green surrounds. However, if you’re not prepared to fork out for a meal at the restaurant, or upwards of 600 euro a night to stay there, you can forget getting any closer. Unpaying guests aren’t allowed through the gates, and you’ll feel like a nosey neighbour trying to peer over the towering fence for a glimpse. Even still, it’s definitely worth a try.

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