The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has just presented P.U.P.P.Y., a rap composed and performed by Bilbao-born MC Gransan in the context of the crowdfunding campaign launched for the restoration of Jeff Koons’s iconic sculpture. Recorded around the Museum, the rap ‘gives voice’ to Puppy through Gransan’s perspective and music style—with numerous references and nods to the rap world—and encourages people to contribute to the campaign.
Launched at the end of last June, the crowdfunding initiative will try to gather the funds necessary to carry out the restoration of the internal engineering of the 12-meter-high sculpture Puppy, one of the icons of the Museum and of the city of Bilbao. Over 28,000 euros have been raised out of the 100,000 needed for the renovation of the steel structure, the irrigation system, and the different internal layers that feed the plans and conform Puppy. Thanks to this preventive intervention, Puppy will remain in perfect condition for years to come, and this action will also promote the reduction in water consumption in daily irrigation and a more sustainable maintenance.