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Art In Public Spaces

One of the many nice things in Palma de Mallorca is the all-pervasive presence of art and sculptures in public spaces. At the top end of the Rambla dels Ducs de Palma de Mallorca, for instance, you’ll find a large object by Basque artist, Eduardo Chillida, titled Lugar de encuentro V (1975). This sculpture was created by the artist as part of a series during the 70s and was acquired by the Banca March in 1976, to be exhibited in their headquarters in the Avenidas. In 1998, the work was donated by the bank to the Ajuntament de Palma. The artist participated in finding a place to position his œuvre and chose the Rambla, where it was placed in 1999 in Chillida’s presence. The artist died in 2002, age 78.

You may perhaps favour a different sculpture somewhere else in Ciutat over this one, made of concrete, but that’s alright with me. Luckily, there is a vast spectrum of different styles of work by a large number of artists, Spanish as well as international ones, to suit all sorts of tastes and inclinations.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 8th, 2010. The time was 14:59:53.

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