Havana's Street Art

| By John Thompson | From Cuba After The Embargo, July/August 2022
Havana's Street Art
NOE TWO
Think of Havana, and you think of color—the painted facades, the bright hues of the vintage cars, the Caribbean sky. And another source of joyful, playful color is cropping up in the city’s neighborhoods—works of vibrant graffiti, crafted not only by locals  but artists from all over the world. “Havana is a wild west of street art right now, like New York was in the ’80s,” says Amir Saarony, the author of Painted Walls Havana (Creative Publishing Group, $100), a book that celebrates the street art movement in Cuba’s capital. According to Saarony, an art scene that began with local artists using scrounged materials and equipment now features established painters from …
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