Sculptures not very famous (15): SPAIN

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Sculptures not very famous (15)

I HAVE SOUGHT, IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES, ARTISTIC BEAUTIES, NOT VERY CELEBRATED; THIS IS WHAT I FOUND FOR YOU:

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El Zulo, Víctor Ochoa sculpture in honor of the victims of terrorism. Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Spain).

Author: Enrique Freire. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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big baby head, Madrid, Spain

Author: Jeff.  Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Statue of Salvador Dali, Cadaqués – Spain

User: Hullie. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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La Peseta, sculpture in Estepona, Spain

Author: Luzzyacentillo. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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The Cadillac de Gala in the patio-garden of the Dali theater-museum in Figueres (Catalonia / Spain).

This historic vehicle, exhibited by Dali in 1938, is called a « rainy taxi » because it can be rained for a one euro coin. It is surmounted by various sculptures and a boat (not visible in the photo), and is, according to Dali, part of the largest surrealist monument in the world.
The former horseshoe floor of the theater has been converted into an open-air patio garden to serve as a reception area for the museum.
Dali installed the Cadillac which Gala used, by placing above the hood, a sculpture by Ernst Fuchs: « The great Esther » pulling a « trajane » column of tires (left). Art deco gilded mannequins integrated into the old lodges of the theater observe the visitors. Other works by Dali decorate the walls of the patio, including grotesque monsters, with drawers, recalling the sculptures of Bomarzo Park near Rome.
Inaugurated in 1974, the Dalí Theater-Museum was built on the remains of the ancient theater of Figueres (destroyed in 1939 at the time of the Civil War), and contains the widest range of works describing the artistic trajectory of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).

Author: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra. Source:  flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Flowerbed, Guggenheim Museum ,Bilbao, Spain

Jeffrey « Jeff » Koons (born January 21, 1955) is an American artist. He was commissioned in 1992 to create a piece for an art exhibition in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The result was Puppy, a forty-three feet (12.4 m) tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier puppy, executed in a variety of flowers on a steel substructure. In 1995, the sculpture was dismantled and re-erected at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sydney Harbour on a new, more permanent, stainless steel armature with an internal irrigation system. The piece was purchased in 1997 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and installed on the terrace outside the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Before the dedication at the museum, an Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) trio disguised as gardeners attempted to plant explosive-filled flowerpots near the sculpture, but was foiled by Basque police officer Jose María Aguirre, who then was shot dead by ETA members. Currently the square in which the statue is placed bears the name of Aguirre. In the summer of 2000, the statue travelled to New York City for a temporary exhibition at Rockefeller Center.

Author: flydime. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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