Sunday, August 24, 2008
Artist's Tribute to the Five Cuban Spies
Cuban artist Jose Fuster, above, is building yet another sprawling sculpture at his art studio/home in Jaimanitas, west of Havana. Fuster, sometimes called the Picasso of the Caribbean, is a famous artist who has sold paintings and sculptures to buyers in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He told me that after a lot of soul searching about the five spies, he came to the conclusion they should be freed and decided to make the sculpture as a tribute to them. The sculpture, above left in the photo, wasn't quite done when I saw Fuster in July 2008. Also shown above is a scan of the cover of the latest book about Fuster.