Will Shank


Will, his partner and their daughter moved from San Francisco to Barcelona in 2007, so that Stassa’s two dads could get married. Having trained in Florence as an art historian, and with degrees in art conservation from NYU and Harvard, Will has restored paintings all over the world. He was the curator of ‘A Hidden Picasso’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and won the Rome Prize for his work with contemporary murals.

Will Shank visits '1917. Picasso in Barcelona' at the Museu Picasso. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON


Photo by Will Shank. Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation.

The story behind Keith Haring's Barcelona mural. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Culture

Will Shank reviews an exhibition of work by Andy Warhol at the CaixaForum. more

Nov 1, 2017 9:09 PM Previews and reviews

Will Shank reviews this exhibition by the Portuguese-born British visual artist at Palau de la Virreina. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Previews and reviews

Will Shank visits this retrospective exhibition currently on display at the CaixaForum. more

Sep 3, 2017 5:58 PM Previews and reviews

A major rebirth of the Trafalgar neighbourhood means out with the Chinese wholesale stores and in with the upscale art galleries. more

Jun 5, 2017 7:45 PM FEATURES

Will Shank visits Martha Rosler’s exhibition at the MACBA. more

Jun 5, 2017 7:33 PM WHAT'S ON

Will Shank visits Museu Picasso’s latest exhibition ‘Picasso. Retrats’. more

May 4, 2017 11:33 AM WHAT'S ON

Surviving in the art world takes talent and ingenuity, even under the best of economic conditions. We look at four small galleries that have found a way to stay alive and thrive more

Nov 5, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES

Potted Creations

© Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2012

This season’s big show at the Picasso Museum features the ceramic work created by the artist during the latter part of his life more

Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES

Two Bodies

All images © Fundació Antoni Tàpies/Vegap. Photos © Gasull Fotograifia, 2012

On show now at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies is a series of figurative works by the eponymous artist that were created during his later years more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON

Missal de Santa Eulàlia - Catalunya 1400. El gòtic internacional

Photo: Guillem F-H

It isn’t the paintings that captivate in the latest exhibition of 15th-century art at the MNAC more

Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES

Pantalla Global

Pantalla Vigilancia © CCCB / Benet Román – La Chula Productions

'The Global Screen' exhibition at the CCCB overwhelms and enthralls with its interactive digital images more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES

Could ‘The ladder of escape’ be the definitive exhibition of work by Barcelona artist Joan Miró? more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON

Claude Cahun

Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Generalitat

French photographer Lucy Schwob faced up to the prefjudices of her time to follow her artistic vision more

Jan 1, 2012 2:45 PM FEATURES

La Maleta Mexicana

Photo by Gerda Taro

Will Shank reviews one of Barcelona's newest art exhibitions, 'La maleta mexicana' about a series of photos from the Civil War re-discovered after being lost for decades more

Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON

Will Shank enjoys the work of Josep Brangulí who documented the tremendous changes that took place in Barcelona during the first half of the 20th century more

Jun 30, 2011 10:28 AM WHAT'S ON 2 Comments

You and I Horizontal II

Photo by Blaise Adilon

The shift from film to digital surprises Will Shank in a new exhibition that explores the moving image more

May 31, 2011 12:30 PM WHAT'S ON

L'empremta de Courbet

© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) /Hervé Lewandowski

Will Shank was not convinced by this exhibition that hails Gustave Courbet as the man behind Realism. more

May 31, 2011 12:22 PM BLOGS

Will Shank takes a walk round an exhibition that draws its inspiration from food and eating more

May 2, 2011 10:47 AM BLOGS