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Valencia Street To Be Renamed To Honour Cartoonist Killed By Franco During Spain’s Dictatorship  – Olive Press News Spain

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VALENCIA city is to name a street after famous cartoon artist Carlos Gomez Carrera, also known as ´Bluff´, who was shot after lampooning fascist dicatator Francisco Franco. 

A street will take the name ‘Bluff’, Valencia city authorities confirmed. Although they have yet to decide which street will be renamed it will be nearby one named after his friend and colleague, journalist Carceller in 2019, in the Malilla neighbourhood of Valencia. 

A statement from Valencia City Council called Gomez Carrera as one of ‘the most significant cartoonists of the Second Republic.’

The cartoonist was shot by the Franco regime in 1940 in Valencia’s Modelo prison, where he was being held after satirising Franco.

Born in Madrid in 1903, Bluff spent his later life, before imprisonment, in Valencia, where he illustrated antifascist strips for various newspapers, often caricaturing the fascist dictator.

Gloria Tello, Valencia’s councillor for heritage and cultural resources, wrote online: “The only weapons he wielded were colored pencils. But the Franco regime did not like graphic humour, or freedom of expression, or artistic creation, and in 1940 he ordered him shot.”

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Carmen Thyssen Museum In Spain’s Malaga Will Celebrate International Museum Day With An Open Day And Free Guided Tours – Olive Press News Spain

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THE Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will be one of the many places in the world that will join the celebration of International Museum Day on Wednesday May 18.

Malaga residents and visitors who come to the Palacio de Villalon on this marked day will have free admission from 10 am to 8 pm to enjoy both the permanent collection housed in the museum and the new temporary exhibitions Juana Frances. Antologia intima (1957-1985) and Real(isms). New Figurative Trends in Spanish Art from 1918 to 1936.

In addition, as a novelty, in 2022 the Malaga art gallery will offer free guided tours of the permanent collection, one of the country’s best examples of Spanish and Andalucian painting from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The museum has organised four guided tours to explore masterpieces such as Feria de Cordoba (1899-1900), by Julio Romero de Torres; North African Landscape (c.1862), by Mariano Fortuny, and Bullfight in Eibar (1899), by Ignacio Zuloaga.

The guided tours will take place at 12 noon, 1 pm and at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm, with a maximum capacity of 16 people.

Those interested can register at the museum’s ticket office on the day of the activity.

Alongside this, the celebration of International Museum Day (IDM) 2022 will continue on Sunday, May 22, at 12 noon, when the students of the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Malaga, under the artistic direction of Marina Barrientos and Marta Gonzalez, will perform eleven pieces.

Access to see this performance in the museum’s courtyard will be free.

‘The Power of Museums’ is the main theme of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Museums are places of discovery and have the power to transform the world around through sustainability, digitisation, accessibility and education.

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‘Queen Of The Most Expensive’ Shows Latest Work In Marbella’s Puerto Banus Marina – Olive Press News Spain

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A ONE million euro mural inspired by Puerto Banus and designed by British luxury designer Debbie Wingham is set to be unveiled in the marina for the summer of 2022. 

The maritime-themed mural will be inaugurated on May 12. Her past portfolio of a €50m wedding cake, €17m muslim abaya mantal, and an €11.9m Christmas tree has earned her the reputation of being the ‘queen of the most expensive’. 

Wingham claims that Puerto Banus’s rich history and her appreciation of nautical life came together to inspire the project.

The work will remain in place all summer to be admired by tourists attracted to Marbella’s sense of luxury and prestige, with an estimated 2 million visitors expected during the mural’s period of display. 

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The famous marina of Puerto Banus inspired Wingham´s latest creation. Credit – Pixabay

The luxury mural and its €1m price tag will fit in with the area’s yachts and designer boutiques.

Speaking about her latest project, Wingham said: “The mural not only had to be charming and capture subtle nautical themes that reaffirmed the location of this port, but it had to be something incredible for everyone to visit, something that would appeal to all age groups, genders and nationalities.”

The designer continued that it would be ‘something that would make visitors smile and be more than just a mural, but an experience for people to enter my own Wingham Wonderland’.

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Spain Supersized: Showcasing The Country's Most Colossal Buildings 

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IMAGINE you’re at a pub quiz and the question came up, “Which is the largest building in Spain?”
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