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.


alongthemalecon said...

Jose Fuster saw this posting and sent me a message in Spanish:

"Es importante que el mundo conozca que existimos
como gente , que somos alegre y no guardamos rencor y de nuestros hermanos 5
ellos cumplen 10 años de injusta prisión y han ganado el premio de la
resistencia y de la dignidad que todo hombre que se respete debe tener."

Eight is enough said...

I don't understand what the deal is with the 5 spies. They broke the law, they got caught, they were punished. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Any questions?

alongthemalecon said...

I see your point. But it probably wasn't fair to have the trial in Miami.