An art auction to benefit cancer patients, present and future

The works will be on display until 28 September.
The works will be on display until 28 September. / F. Silva
  • Local artist Santiago Fernández Aragüez has donated 36 paintings and sculptures which currently form part of the 'La visión imaginada' exhibition currently on show in Malaga

Local painter Santiago Fernández Aragüez has donated 36 artworks, between them paintings and sculptures, to the provincial branch of the Spanish cancer association (AECC) for an auction that will take place on Thursday.

The money raised will go towards maintaining the programmes and services run by the AECC to help alleviate the pain on oncology patients and to investigate potential cures of the disease.

The works of Fernández Aragüez can be visited as part of the exhibition 'La visión imaginada' at the Sala Pérez Estrada in the Ateneo de Málaga, from 6pm until 28 September. The auction will also take place there on 13 September, at 8.30pm.

In a press conference to launch the exhibition, Santiago Fernández Aragüez said: "It gives me enormous satisfaction to be able to do this exhibition/donation for the AECC in Malaga. I understand that getting involved is all part of being a good citizen, especially when it is to combat a disease that does no good for anyone."

Provincial president of the AECC, Francisco Aguilar, thanked Fernández Aragüez for his generosity and the collaboration of the Ateneo.

"I would like to invite everyone to come and see 'La Visión Imaginada' and participate in the auction on the 13th. I'm sure that the colour in Fernández Aragüez's works will touch the hearts of many people and continue to give colour to the lives of many cancer patients."