Enormous Street Art Portraits in Cuba

Street artists JR and Jos Parl recently teamed up to create enormous and yet very intimate portraits of senior citizens who survived the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959). It’s a continuation of a series called The Wrinkles of the City that JR started in Cartegena, Spain and that was recreated in Shanghai and Los Angeles.

This new iteration, based in Havana, Cuba, involved Parl, who is of Cuban descent. French artist JR created the large portraits while Parl added depth and beauty using calligraphic writings and color.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York will be showing twelve of these large portraits in an upcoming exhibition starting May 7 and running till July 12.

Above photo credit: The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Alfonso Ramon Fontaine Batista, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla), Cuba, 2012

The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Alicia Adela Hernandez Fernandez, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla), Cuba, 2012

The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Elio Milanes, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla), Cuba, 2012

The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Leda Antonia Machado, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla), Cuba, 2012

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery website
Images courtesy of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

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