Unveiling of Gabriel García Márquez Sculpture in Cuba


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According to Prensa Latina, Cuban sculptor José Ramón Villa Soberón is giving the final touches to a sculpture of Colombian Nobel Prize in Literature Gabriel García Márquez. The sculpture will be unveiled revealed in Cuba in the context of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair, taking place in Havana from February 9 to 19, 2017.

The sculptor said that this event will provide the right environment, as the event also salutes García Márquez on what would have been his 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the publication of the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude [Cien años de soledad].

Prensa Latina writes that the piece already exists in Colombia at the Museum of the Caribbean in Barranquilla. The present ambassador of Colombia in Havana, Gustavo Bell, insisted on also locating a copy in Havana, in a city that the author loved to visit.

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