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Valencian born artists Pichi and Avo set alight their 26 metre high Neo classical sculpture covered with their trademark graffiti. Taking over one year to create, the giant structure made from wood and cardboard was the centrepiece of the annual Las Fallas (fire) Festival in the Spanish city of Valencia. See below images from the installation to the burning which took place on Tuesday 19th March.

Fallas de València is a traditional celebration held every year in commemoration of Saint Joseph, and it includes the year-long building and eventual burning of large-scale public statues. The peak of the event takes place around midnight on March 19, when around 400 Falles are burnt as huge bonfires through the city of Valencia.

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2019_03_Pichiavo_Foto:Estrella_Jover

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Curious and passionate about contemporary art, street art and graffiti, Butterfly has been documenting the creative process of international artists from studios visits, interviews to gallery openings, acting as independent photojournalist, writer and curator.