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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Spain

Banksy brings provocative street art to Madrid
Culture Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Banksy brings provocative street art to Madrid

ANONYMOUS London street artist Banksy's work will be on display in Madrid from Thursday, February 23 at the Urvanity art fair in the Neptuno Palace. The gritty and at times blackly-funny realism of the unknown...

Barcelona hosts sell-out concert for refugees
Culture Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Barcelona hosts sell-out concert for refugees

Iconic singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, pop stars Antonio Orozco, Amaral and Pablo López, veteran rocker Manolo García and popular vocal group In Crescendo were among more than 50 artists who performed at a...

Santiago Calatrava to redesign London's Greenwich Peninsula, Europe's largest-ever urban regeneration plan
Culture Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Santiago Calatrava to redesign London's Greenwich...

WORLD-FAMOUS Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava is set to redesign London's Greenwich Peninsula in what will be the biggest and most ambitious urban transformation in Europe. A new underground and bus station,...

'Harry Potter and the cursed child' and 'Girl on the train': British authors penned Spain's top-selling novels of 2016
Culture Wed, Jan 25, 2017

'Harry Potter and the cursed child' and 'Girl...

TWO British authors have topped the bestseller list in Spain for the year 2016, outstripping even popular Spanish novelists. The play version of J. K. Rowling's written by Jack Thorne and released in September 2016,...

Lladró's biggest-ever sculpture displayed at Paris' Maison & Objet fair
Culture Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Lladró's biggest-ever sculpture displayed at...

THE largest-ever Lladró ornament has been unveiled in Paris, and measures 1.5 metres (4'11”) in length. A total of 35 artists spent 22,000 hours working on the piece from the prestigious porcelain brand based in...

Australian woman paid to read 'Don Quijote' for five hours a day
Culture Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Australian woman paid to read 'Don Quijote' for...

AN AUSTRALIAN mum-of-four has been paid to read for five hours a day and to recount her experiences on Twitter and Facebook. This dream job has gone to Moira Christie thanks to a competition through the Spanish embassy...

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one – emerges at Zaragoza antique shop
Culture Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one –...

A PAINTING of the thought to have been lost forever after it was inadvertently defaced by an 80-something parishioner has turned out to have been a copy – and the original now belongs to an antique dealer in Zaragoza....

Dalí's 'lobster telephone' and 'lips sofa' to go under hammer at Christie's in December
Culture Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Dalí's 'lobster telephone' and 'lips...

SPANISH surrealist artist Salvador Dalí's famous lobster telephone is up for auction with a starting bid price of €280,000, along with a number of other items includingthe artist's 'Mae West lips...

Sorolla sketch 'breaks world record' with €218,000 sale at Bonhams of London
Culture Sun, Oct 2, 2016

Sorolla sketch 'breaks world record' with €218...

A COLOUR sketch by 19th-century Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla has broken the world record for the sale price of a picture of this size after fetching €218,000 at auction in London. The painter, famous for his...

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