Havana Murals: A Survey of Urban Canvases

HAVANA—Along the Prado, a main thoroughfare that connects Central Havana with the Malecon seawall, a series of street murals bear a sharp contrast to the stately, crumbling structures they front and adorn. Some of the graffiti and wall paintings observed during the 11th Havana Biennial are faded and appear to be years old, others are bright and look like new installations. A set of four weathered murals with abstract patterns provide an funky backdrop for turquoise blue benches on one block. On another, an artist has recently painted a portrait of actress Penelope Cruz.

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