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After two and a half months of voting and over 40,000 votes, we already have a winner.
The sculpture that will remain in València is La Pamela Más informacióninfo

Visit the exhibition and discover which of the sculptures the people of València have voted to keep in the city, forever.

A monumental

After the exhibition at the Place Vendôme of París, the monumental sculptures by Manolo are coming to València. These six giant heads are influenced by the Spanish painting tradition and the history of art in the broadest sense and they converse with the space which holds them, the emblematic backdrop of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.

Discover this monumental exhibition by the Valencian artist with greatest international reputation in the south pond of the main lake at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.

6 monumental sculptures

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. València

From 28th June
to 10th December 2017

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The Valencian artist with the greatest
international projection


Cast iron and epoxi paint.
Dimensions: 545 x 1,200 x 660 cm.
Weight: 7,480 kg.

The double image

2016. White marble, iron and epoxi paint.
Dimensions: 443 x 1,010 x 660 cm.
Weight: 10,270 kg.

The butterfly

2016. Aluminium and epoxi paint.
Dimensions: 516 x 665 x 670 cm.
Weight: 5,110 kg.

The earrings

Iron and epoxi paint.
Dimensions: 370 x 750 x 560 cm.
Weight: 8,250 kg.

Pamela hat

2016. Aluminium.
Dimensions: 436 x 730 x 650 cm.
Weight: 4,150 kg.

The diadem

Iron, Cor-Ten steel and epoxi paint.
Dimensions: 375 x 810 x 630 cm.
Weight: 5,970 kg.

Manolo Valdés at his studio in New York

2002 was the first time he exhibited a monumental sculpture in Park Avenue (New York)

Manolo Valdés

Manolo Valdés has lived and worked in New York for more than 25 years. He started his career in València, where he was born in 1942 and studied his first degree. In 1964 he became one of the founders of the art group Equipo Crónica. In 1981 he started his solo career, continuing with the dialogue with the art history of the Equipo Crónica, but from his own style.

Manolo Valdés has held exhibitions all over the world and has received many awards and recognitions. His work is part of the permanent collections in museums like the Metropolitan in New York or the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

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The Fundación Hortensia
Herrero supports the project

This exhibition has been supported by the Fundación Hortensia Herrero. This foundation, chaired by Hortensia Herrero, was founded in 2012 in order to restore, develop and share artistic and cultural awareness in the Valencian region.

The foundation has undertaken several important restoration projects in recent years. These include restoration of the frescoes and the refurbishment of the chapels at the church of St. Nicholas in Valencia, the refurbishment of the Higher Art College of Silk and the restoration of the statue of the Virgen de los Desamparados. The communion chapel of the church of St. Nicholas is currently being restored under its patronage.

Likewise, the Fundación Hortensia Herrero also promotes several initiatives related to culture and art, such as the Valencia Danza Somos Arte (Valencia Dance We Are Art) ballet gala, the Valencia Danza International Campus, the ‘Abierto Valencia’ (Open Valencia) event and the PAM! (Artistic and Multimedia Productions) Exhibition.

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Last News

‘Mariposas’ Y ‘La mariposa’ viajan a Castellón y Alicante

València, December 19, 2017

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La Fundación Hortensia Herrero comprará ‘La Pamela’ tras ganar la votación popular

València, September 21, 2017

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Press release

Valencia acoge a las damas de Valdés

Las Provincias, Thursday 29.06.17

«Era un sueño, casi una utopía traer esta exposición a Valencia»

La Razón, Thursday 29.06.17

«Lo popular se ve como negativo»

El Mundo, Thursday 29.06.17

Monumentales miradas de Valdés

Levante, Thursday 29.06.17

El arte que inspirará a los emprendedores

Expansión, Thursday 29.06.17

Las cabezas de Manolo Valdés conquistan Valencia

ABC, Thursday 29.06.17