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Mirador Lukas Museum

Paseo Gervasoni 448, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso.

Description

The Mirador Lukas Museum is a cultural center created in homage to the Chilean journalist and illustrator Renzo Pecchenino, better known as Lukas, who thanks to his virtuous brush captured the idiosyncrasy of the inhabitants of Valparaíso. The museum is an elegant 19th century house where Lukas' life and work are exhibited.

Renzo Pecchenino in 1958, under the pseudonym of Lukas, published his first caricatures in the newspaper La Unión de Valparaíso. In the early 1960s, Pecchenino poured his talent simultaneously into the magazine Topaze, El Pingüino, Mampato and the aforementioned Buenos Aires morning paper.

This museum gathers a collection of 100 graphic pieces by the artist, most of which mix humor and politics. In addition, the premises allow visitors to visit "Lukas' Workshop", a piece that recreates the artist's workplace, and periodically opens its doors to itinerant exhibitions of other plastic artists.