The Hortensia Herrero Foundation has acquired and donated several of the pieces exhibited over the last few years so that part of the temporary exhibitions that the Foundation has organised will remain forever in the Valencian Community, at least in part.
La Pamela (Picture Hat) (by Manolo Valdés)
La Pamela (Picture Hat) is a work by Manolo Valdés which was part of the exhibition that the Valencian artist installed at the City of Arts and Sciences in 2017. Once the exhibition closed, this piece was transferred to La Marina de València, in front of the Marina de Empresas business area. Hortensia Herrero donated this piece after it won the popular vote among the visitors to the exhibition.
Mariposas (Butterflies) (by Manolo Valdés)
This is another work by Manolo Valdés which has been left forever in the Valencian Community; specifically, in Castellón. Initialy it was going to be temporarily transferred to the city of Castellón and installed at the Ribalta Park. But eventually, the Foundation decided to donate it for good. Its final and current location is Avinguda Rei en Jaume.
La Mariposa (The Butterfly) (by Manolo Valdés)
Like Valencia and Castellón, Alicante also has a sculpture by Manolo Valdés donated by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation. It is called La Mariposa (The Butterfly). As was the case in Castellón, the initial idea was a temporary transfer and it was installed on the Explanada promenade in the city of Alicante, at the crossroads with Rambla Méndez Núñez. The donation eventually materialised and this piece was transferred to its usual location: Plaza de Galicia.
Points of View (by Tony Cragg)
British artist Tony Cragg was the second to bring a temporary exhibition of sculptures to the City of Arts and Sciences. As in the case of Manolo Valdés, the Hortensia Herrero Foundation wanted a part of it to stay forever in Valencia, and bought one of the pieces in order to be donated to the city. This time, the piece of art selected was Points of View and the site chosen for its location was the Monteolivete Bridge, in particular, the Marathon of Valencia roundabout.