A new addition to Torremolinos' impressive collection of bronze sculptures by internationally renowned Elena Laverón was unveiled in the town last week.
The sculpture, called 'Los Oficíos' (tradesmen), is made up of five bronze figures and will be centrepiece of the planned pedestrianisation of the Plaza Costa del Sol. It was previously displayed in the Palmeral de los Sorpresas in Malaga and for the moment will be temporarily located in the patio of the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre.
One the pedestrianisation work is complete the one tonne work will take pride of place in the main plaza on the new central boulevard. The two-metre high piece will be situated in front of the Barrabino mansion, which will house the town's new cultural and artistic centre.
This will not be the first time the Plaza Costa del Sol has displayed the work of Elena Laverón. Last year, Torremolinos hosted the exhibition Poesia Multiforme, a collection of eleven bronze and stone pieces. Other works by Malaga's adopted artist can be found in Plaza Blas Infante and Plaza La Nogalera.
Laverón was born in Ceuta in 1938 and lived in Morocco until 1954, when she moved to Barcelona and attended the San Jorge School of Fine Arts. She settled in Malaga in 1966 and still resides in the city today.
She has received international recognition and her creations can be found at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris and at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.