The 'Cow Parade' - photos taken at Larcomar, Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
The invasion of cows arrived in Lima - translated from 'El Comercio' Lima Peru
If for some strange reason you ever imagined seeing a pink cow, standing in front of Government House, this is your chance.
Ekeko Cow was designed, built and painted by artist Ivonne Lima and is one of the fiberglass cows that have invaded our capital as part of the "Cow Parade".
This huge urban art exhibition, held since 1999 around the world, was brought into the country by the advertising company and Gigantografías Hurdles Group inaugurated yesterday in the Cercado de Lima.
Eighty sculptures, designed by politicians, artists and national characters of the show will be exhibited for three months in the park and the passage Saenz Pena Chabuca Granda, in Barranco, the Plaza de Armas and the passage Scribes in the Holding; parks Salazar , Love, Raimondi and Kennedy in Miraflores, the Free People's Central Park and the Jockey Plaza shopping center in Surco.
"In February, when the shows end, 64 cows will be auctioned to raise funds for the Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, Lima Foundation and the NGO Partners in Health, while the remaining 16 will be given to companies that sponsored the event," said general manager and group Gigantografías Vallas, Gerardo Manghi.
Among those who agreed to design, build and paint one of these peculiar cows stand Gian Marco, Dina Paucar, Damaris, Carlos Galdos, Pochi Marambio, Raul Romero, Bruno Pinasco, Mauritius Fernandini, Marcelo Wong, Eduardo Tokeshi, Aldo Shiroma, Jose Antonio Morales, Jose Miguel Valdivia, Carlos Revilla.
Even the city's mayor, Luis Castaneda, who opened the exhibition yesterday were encouraged to create his sculpture, installed in the Plaza de Armas. The cow, named Lima Linda, his body displayed in drawings of some of the works that the council of Lima in the city running, and a large sign reading "Thanks for letting us work".
"The" Cow Parade "allows citizens to turn their creativity in these cows, which are then exposed in the city. This allows the city to become a great art gallery, "said Castaneda, after learning that the first mayor of the world to participate in the unique exhibition.
While the event is recognized for renowned artists summons also seeks to show the talent of new artists. Yvonne is the case of Lima and its Ekeko cow, or the elegant Vanessa Vaca Laura and her People's Chivoy.
Lima said he was very happy because his cow was the one that succeeded in drawing more attention from those attending the inauguration.
When asked why he decided to paint it pink and show up, she replied, laughing: "I wanted a strong color that captures the public's attention and, besides, I liked that their udders could be easily seen.
The design and construction of a cow can cost over 2 thousand dollars. However, the artists who participated were sponsored by companies such as El Comercio, Gloria, Nike, JW Marriott, GoCard and Vallas and Gigantografías Group.
million has been raised "Cow Parade" in auctions held across the world.
U.S. $ 146 thousand
has been the highest price paid for a cow auction in a sample. It was sold in Dublin (Ireland) in 2003.
The "Cow Parade" has been performed in over 50 cities worldwide, including New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Lima.
The aim of this exhibition is to raise money for various nonprofit organizations operating in the cities where the activity is held.
The founders of the "Cow Parade" Cow chose the image because they consider that this represents good things to different people in the world.