The most supportive Meninas return to Setdart
Setdart wanted to collaborate once again with the organization of the charity auction of the iconic Meninas, whose image invades the streets of Madrid every year as a public museum, becoming a symbol and icon of the city.
Twenty-one of the Meninas that we were able to enjoy in the streets of Madrid are now available on Setdart’s website, where you can bid for them until March 27, when the bidding will end. The initiative, which this year celebrates its sixth edition, has two objectives: to bring art to ordinary people with the exhibition of sculptures for several months in various public spaces in Madrid and a solidarity objective, whose benefits will be delivered, in most cases, to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey, thanks to the collaboration of the Save the Children Foundation.
Las Meninas, ladies-in-waiting of the Infanta Margarita in Velázquez’s famous painting, are reinvented once again in the hands of the talent of artists, prestigious professionals and celebrities that join this project where creativity reigns under the slogan of this edition, which according to Azzato, could be defined as “a tribute to diversity” and “to a city (Madrid) that welcomes everyone”. Based on the question “What is Madrid for you?”, the creators of these exclusive pieces have put their ideas into practice, creating each sculpture with an individual message.
Well-known personalities such as Pablo Motos, Carmen Lomana, Pablo Coelho, Los Morancos and Azzato himself are some of the names behind each of these sculptures, expressing their own designs, messages and ways of seeing the world in these unique reinterpretations of one of the most universal icons in the history of art.
In addition to the benefits that will be given to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey, this year part of the proceeds will also be donated to associations that stand out for their humanitarian work and involvement in social problems, such as the Ana Bella Foundation, the Juan XXIII Foundation, Manos Unidas, the Chamos Foundation and the Sandra Ibarra Foundation.
From Setdart we firmly believe in the need to support and contribute to this kind of initiatives, demonstrating once again the unbreakable link between art and life. That is why we encourage you to participate in this solidarity bidding in which, more than ever, your bids will be a great triumph.