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Fundacio Sunol

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Address: Passeig de Gracia 98, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34934961032
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The Fundacio Sunol is a private non-profit making organization which opens...

The Fundacio Sunol is a private non-profit making organization which opens to the public Josep Suñol’s contemporary art collection. At the same time, the foundation promotes the encouragement of the production and diffusion of avant-garde art.The Josep Suñol Collection comprises more than 1.200 works of art, with artists such as Warhol, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tàpies, Man Ray, Gargallo, Calder, Gordillo, Zush, Boetti, Solano, Lootz, Navarro, Plensa, García-Alix, Arp, Avedon, Balla, Saura and Valdés among others, and it is exhibited in different formats, from chronological sequences to dialogues and interactions between the different pieces of the collection.The Fundació Suñol also includes a multidisciplinary space, known as Nivell Zero, which borders the general exhibition space and is located within the same block as the Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. It provides a kind of container for small exhibitions, debates, poetry sessions, concerts, conferences and workshops.In the foundation’s webpage, there is updated information regarding all cultural activities.The visit to this collection offers a unique knowledge of the most representative artists from the sixties until today.

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Opened originally in 2007, two floors of a contemporary art collection of businessman Josep Sunol. There are at least 100 piece of arts on display. Also includes some historic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Opened originally in 2007, two floors of a contemporary art collection of businessman Josep Sunol. There are at least 100 piece of arts on display. Also includes some historic and predominant Catalan and Spanish artists work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a private collection of mostly Spanish and Catalan art from the 1950s through the 1990s. It's of excellent quality and beautifully installed. The foundation is housed in a Modernista building redecorated inside in a Minimalist white box style that nonetheless preserves the scale of the typical 19th century architecture. It has a gorgeous terrace and there they hold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you're looking for contemporary art in Barcelona one of the best districts is Eixample. A good starting point is the Suñol Foundation with its art collection in 2 floors. The collection is interesting, the personnel friendly and there you can also get a free map to 37 galleries, art foundations, centers and museums exhibiting contemporary art in the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Though it's small, the collection amassed by the founder is truly remarkable! Warhol, Picasso, Man Ray, Tapies, Avedon etc. good value, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

A total contrast with everything else we saw and one of teh best value at 5 euros per person. helpful staff had info in several languages for the permanent collection and some of the temporary exhibits. Glad we came across this gallery.

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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