ART

  • El almuerzo (Luncheon), 1977, Gaspar Montes Iturrioz

  • Puente y gladiolos (Bridge and gladioli), 1987, Adrián Ferreño Mora

  • Figura apoyada en el suelo II (Figure resting on the floor II), 1991, José Zugasti Arizmendiarrieta

  • Casa en el árbol (Tree house), 2008, Txuspo Poyo Mendia

  • Paisaje veneciano con figura (Venetian landscape with figure), José Echenagusia Errazkin

  • Naturaleza inerte. Vaso con agua y plato (Still life. Glass of water and plate), José Camps Gordon

  • Paisaje de Hondarribia con dos marineros (Hondarribia landscape with two sailors), Daniel Vázquez Díaz

  • Cacharrera Segoviana (Segovian china shop), 1924, Ascensio Martiarena Lascurain

  • La recogida de la manzana (Apple picking), 1930, Jesús Olasagasti Irigoyen

  • Nace una diosa (A goddess is born), 1933-1934, Nicolás Lecuona Nazabal

  • ¿Está usted mejor? (Are you better?), 1950, Elias Salaverria

  • Sin título. Composición (Untitled. Composition), 1971, Carlos Sanz Ramírez

  • Arena III (Sand III), 1960, Rafael Ruiz Balerdi

  • Tríptico (Triptych), 1977, Vicente Ameztoy Olasagasti

  • Arena y agua (Sand and water), 1977, José Gracenea Aguirregomezcorta

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ARTISTIC HERITAGE

María, 1918, Aurelio Arteta Errasti

The Artistic Heritage of the Kutxa Fundazioa (foundation) is made up of an extremely rich collection based on a collection of modern and contemporary Basque art. Focussing on the artistic milieu of Gipuzkoa, it gathers together works produced in a range of artistic techniques: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, etc. by artists born in or linked to Gipuzkoa, and by extension, to the Basque Country.

The Kutxa Fundazioa Artistic Heritage collection currently comprises over 5,000 works originating from the collections that used to be held by the Savings Banks that merged to form kutxa, and which were acquired by the latter from 1990 onwards.

The time reference of the collection runs in parallel with the history of the Savings Banks themselves, from the time they came into being halfway through the 19th century and until the present day.

As pluralism is one of the characteristics of the collection, the most significant artistic trends that have emerged since the end of the 19th century and up until today are represented, and feature the following, in particular:

Early 20th century art, with outstanding work by Aurelio Arteta, Narciso Balenciaga, Nicolas Lekuona, Ascensio Martiarena, Julián de Tellaeche and the Zubiaurre brothers.

The new avant-gardes that emerged in the Basque Country from the 1960s onwards, like the Gaur Group (1965), the works of which are on display in a select representation in the lobby of kutxa's headquarters on Garibai street in Donostia-San Sebastian.

New artistic expressions that have gradually been added to the collection with work by Esther Ferrer, Cristina Iglesias, José Ramón Amondarain, Elena Asins, Manu Muniategiandikoetxea, and others.


Hilargia (Luna), 1958, Jorge Oteiza Embil

kutxa has always cultivated a close relationship with the artists, which is evident in the participation of some of them in the building of the Savings Bank’s headquarters. There, it is possible to see works specifically produced for this space by the artists Rafael Ruiz Balerdi (glass windows), Remigio Mendiburu (porch), Jose Luis Zumeta (ceramic mural) and Ricardo Ugarte (staircase).

In order to make this Collection known, important work to disseminate it is carried by means of exhibitions, publications and the exhibiting of items in the collection in kutxa’s public spaces. Now, in order to reach more people, the Kutxa Fundazioa Artistic Heritage is about to make full catalogue of its works available over the Internet at this web site.

Virtual Visit

Get to know, in a 3D environment, the most representative works in the collection.

Video

Our collection in the "Ultramar" show at the Sala Kubo-kutxa exhibition centre (2011).