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'La Niña' reaches fifty

The exhibition includes 20 of the local artist's works.
The exhibition includes 20 of the local artist's works. / T. BRYANT
  • The exhibition features a collection of 20 of the sculptor's most celebrated works

An exhibition that charts the career of Malaga-born sculptor, Jaime Pimentel, is currently on show at the Centro de Exposiciones in Benalmádena Costa. The exhibition, which is free, features a collection of 20 of the sculptor's most celebrated works.

The exhibition was organised by Benalmádena town hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the artist's most emblematic sculptures, La Niña de Benalmádena. The bronze statue of a small girl holding a large sea shell has become the symbol of the town.

The artist's extensive works are in thematic groups: sport, the Apocalypse and the Mediterranean. His urban sculptures can be found in New Orleans, Oslo, Zurich, Brussels, Madrid and Malaga, while several of his works are on show in museums around Europe.

Pimentel studied engineering and music, although drawing and sculpture became his true vocation. In his youth he trained in Norway, Finland and Sweden, before completing his studies in the USA. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and is considered one of the most productive artists of his time.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am and 1.30pm, and from 5pm until 7.30pm. On Sundays and public holidays, the centre opens 11am to 1.30pm.