The iconic painting by the world-famous Spanish painter Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), The statues inspired by the ladies (Las meninas) were the streets of downtown Madrid.
The open-air exhibition, the Meninas Madrid Gallery, has 80 works on most of the city’s most popular locations, such as Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor.
The silhouette of each 180 centimeter tall statue is the same typical lady as it can be seen in the painting in the Prado Museum.
This white-colored glass wool base was received by Spanish celebrities who painted and decorated them to their liking. This is how the statue of a ladies dressed in the Darth Vader costumes and the top-to-to-to-floor plants were born.
Among the creators who have been invited are Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion designers, Enrique Ponce tower musician and Alejandro Sanz musician.
The aim of the utterance campaign with the cooperation of the textile trade association ACOTEX, the city government of Madrid and a series of corporate support, is to promote Madrid as a fashion business and to strengthen shopping tourism.
The statues will remain in the streets of the Spanish capital until the beginning of July, and will be auctioned out, and the money will be offered for charitable purposes.