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Palma Street Art: Dona

Today's street art article features possibly one of the most photographed objects in all Palma

Today's street art article features possibly one of the most photographed objects in all Palma and mostly by photographers who have no idea what it is! Right by the Plaza de la Reina and the s'Hort
del Rei stands Joan Miro's Monument a la Dona, one of his first sculptures and cast in bronze in 1972.

 

Monument to the Woman is an assembly of two objects; an egg attached above an almost used bar of soap which represent the head and body of a woman – make of that what you will. Our photo shows it
from both back and front so you get a good idea of what it's like.

 

 

Miro is of course one of Mallorca's most famous adopted sons and his work can be seen in many places around the island; Soller train station, the March Museum
and the Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation itself. La Dona was first exhibited in La Lonja in 1978 before it was bought for the city by the council. Restored in 1988 when the head and body were in
danger of coming apart it was placed in its present site on the wishes of Miro himself before he died in 1983.

 

It's a great spot with plenty of footfall with tourists passing by and I particularly like sitting admiring it from Cappuccino's Palau March cafe with a Palo Mojito cocktail on the table in front
of me.