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waiting for the perfect wave on a calm day, Chillida San Sebastian (Spain)

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El Peine del Viento XV (comúnmente conocido como Peine del Viento o El Peine del Viento, y erróneamente como Peine de los Vientos) es un conjunto de esculturas de Eduardo Chillida, siendo probablemente su obra más importante y conocida.

Se encuentra situado en un extremo de la bahía de la Concha, al final de la Playa de Ondarreta, en San Sebastián, País Vasco (España). Está compuesto por tres esculturas de acero, incrustadas en unas rocas que dan al mar Cantábrico, cuyas olas las azotan.

Chillida siguió trabajando en la serie Peine del Viento, que coincide en el aspecto formal con su colección de Estelas, y particularmente, con las dedicadas a Picasso, Allende y Neruda.

La obra fue finalizada en 1976. Además de las esculturas, se acondicionó una zona en los alrededores de las mismas con unas salidas de aire y agua que se abastecen de las olas que rompen contra las rocas y las esculturas. (Fuente: es.wikipedia.org)

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