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In 1998 a man named Beat Seeberger-Quin had the idea to use the Cow shape as a way to bring Public Art to Zurich, Switzerland. Pascal Knapp sculpted some cow forms for the project, and many artists were invited to design Cow art for these forms. Since that time many cities have been hosts to the Cow Parade project.

For the first time, the biggest Public Art comes to Lisbon; a spectacle that will contribute to illuminate the hearts of residents and visitors. The result is whimsical... and it is in exhibition until October 2006 around the streets parks and public spaces of Lisbon.

In each city painters (some recognized, others only beginners) designers, architects or even fine art students all are invited to participate with their ideas for the Cow Parade. Each cow has a sponsor, a person, or company, or store that would pay for the cow to be made. Sometimes the design of the cow has a theme that represents the sponsor in some way. In Lisbon case you will notice some PT peculiarities. Later the cows are sold at auctions to raise money for charities.

Please come and see their imagination and artistic talents.

Address: All over Lisbon, streets, plazas, shopping mall
Website: http://lisbon-en.cowparade.com/

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  • Updated May 19, 2006
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