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Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture 

Jun 25 2009 - Oct 31 2009

Manolo Valdés’ monumental sculpture is the subject of two current exhibitions at the Jardins des Boulingrins in Monaco, Monte Carlo and in Saint-Tropez, France.
Each exhibition features nine sculptures: bronzes that depict large female heads, their calm facial composures offset rhythmically by dynamic ornamental head-pieces.  Accompanying these sculptures are two groups of elegantly imposing figures based on Diego Velázquez’ Infanta Margarita and Reina Mariana from the painting Las Meninas.  The exhibition in Monaco includes two large works entitled Infanta Margarita, and the Saint-Tropez exhibition includes five sculptures from this series. In these works, Valdés draws inspiration from an art-historical motif, as he does in much of his work, using his own visual language to skillfully play tribute to one of the great masters.

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Summary: Manolo Valdés Sculptures will be exhibited in Monaco (June 25 –September 30) and Saint-Tropez (June 27-October 31)