You might have understood, in the meanwhile, that we have just moved further down in Spain, from Albir (provincia de Alicante) to Turre (provincia de Almeria).
2 days ago we found out, by accident that today the big town festivities are starting, 4 days of continuous Spanish fiesta, which means a hell of a noise and fireworks all the time. And, of course, a bullfight on Sunday at 5 PM!
Well, Turre does not have a plaza de toros, so the town hired a portable one and erected it on a hill at the outskirts of the village. As I heard it I ran to the town hall and asked for permission to exhibit my bullfight paintings there on Sunday. I was not very optimistic about the issue, as I have a long experience with this kind of permission, and normally you have to go through hundreds of different institutions to get it.
It was pretty busy at the town hall because of the fiesta and I had to wait a long time. Impatient as I am I was about to go as a woman came to me and showed some interest in my request. She told me that she would discuss it with the authorities and call me back. I thought:
which here, in Spain, means something like: never!
I could not believe it as she called me back yesterday –really the day after- and said that it was OK. The police would certainly try to stop me, she said, but I must say that I had the permission from the Culture Department. Now really, my town hall here deserves a big applause for its fast and unconventional decision! MUCHAS GRACIAS!
So here we go again, my next exhibition, Sunday 5th of October, from 12 til 5 PM, at the portable Plaza de Toros in Turre. I expect you all! (you are not obliged to enter the arena if you find it disgusting, I am exhibiting outside!… it is just safer!)
Oh, by the way, don’t think twice: it’s me the bull on the photo. We went to the plaza this morning to get an idea how to mount the exhibition, and this is how I suddenly looked like…
And yes, it is the poster of my exhibition on the arena wall… added with the computer right now, but soon there for real!
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