Havana '59 Exhibition and Sale at Eastern University - Opening - November 11, 2011

Presented by Eastern University, Friends of the Library, and Pennsylvania Trust to benefit the David R. Black Academic Enrichment Fund. Click here to for tickets to the November 11,2011 Grand Opening at the Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor

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Parade Down the Malecón

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18" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas
George H. Rothacker, 2011©

Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Walker

Prints are  available.

Please contact george@rothackeradv.com
The Malecón is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km along the coast in Havana, Cuba, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana to Vedado. Under overcast skies, we viewed a steady stream of taxis and other colorful cars from the 1950s "parade" down the avenue. Not all were viewed at one time, as shown in the painting, but classic Chevy's, Fords and Oldsmobiles were often connected, matching their colors to the bright, if not weathered, facades of the buildings along the promenade.

Though I didn't originally intend to paint this view, I was prompted by my sister-in-law, Sandy, who loved the streetlamps and the colorful cars, of which I added some to make the parade.