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News | Oct 15 2019

Spanish Wine is Celebrated with Giant Work of Art in Times Square

Spanish Painter Domingo Zapata has completed a 50-meter-high painting that pays homage to Spain’s wine culture and features Bodegas Emilio Moro

 A work of art paying homage to Spanish wine is in the most exciting of places: Times Square. Measuring 50 meters high and spanning around 3,000 square meters, the vivid painting aims to celebrate the iconic Spanish wine culture and uses the emblematic winery Bodegas Emilio Moro to do so. It includes many Spanish elements, such as polka dots, the Spanish guitar, bottles of wine, and even makes a reference to the famous painting, “Las Meninas,” by Diego Velázquez.

The Spanish painter behind this project is Domingo Zapata, and the painting will be on display in Times Square until January of 2020. Said the president of Bodegas Emilio Moro, José Moro, who participated in the project, “The millions of people that will see this spectacular work of art… in Times Square will see that Spanish wine plays a very important role in Spanish culture and in the world in general,” according to efe.com.
Says Zapata, who used a crane to complete the project, Bodegas Emilio Moro represents tradition and is a fundamental part of Spanish society.

According to Moro, Spanish wineries started to focus on internationalization later than they should have, but it’s still not too late. He also believes that Spanish wine, and especially wine from Ribera del Duero, can certainly hold its own against any other top-quality wine in the world. Moro was recently included among the top 100 Most Creative Entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in Spain.

Spanish Wine is Celebrated with Giant Work of Art in Times Square / Photo by: @Emilio Moro winery
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