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

Sponsers (to date)
: (click on link to view sponsors websites) Pennsylvania Trust, Corporate Dimensions, LTD., Handelok Bag Company, Edmar Abrasive Company, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Newman & Saunders Galleries

Celebrating Street Art in Havana

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

Price: $3400 (plus shipping and handling)
Prints are also available.

Havana street art is a mix of fun and funky unsanctioned art, and official government propaganda that touts the success and ‘heroes’ of the Revolution. The government sanctioned art takes the form not only of murals and symbolism on the side of buildings but also billboards.

Because of the construction, and lack of construction in many area, many facades and work sites are faced with plywood boards that contain such art. The street paintings reflect the style of much of the fine art in the galleries and the passion and troubles of the people. The artwork in the mural shown in this painting down the main drag of Old Havana is the work of three individual artist working together. I included their signatures in the painting, as well as my own.