While sipping my coffee this morning I stumbled upon a tweet from NY Time’s T Magazine- ” Memo from Miami- The Cuban Connection.” Interested in anything warm-weathered I opened the link to find a short video and an interview with photographer/street artist, JR.
JR and painter José Parla are concluding their project ‘Wrinkles of the City’ at Art Basel this week by creating a pop-up Cuban ‘cafécito’ run by Miami-favorite David’s Café, held at the Standard Spa. The 24-hour establishment will feature a walk-up window, ‘psychedelic’ tiles, aqua counters, and of course cuban, coffee (YUM!). Man, I wish I could check it out! Adding Art Basel to my bucket-list.
Anyway, I watched the short video and immediately wanted to see these murals. Previously JR installed this project in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Cartagena, Spain but the murals in La Havana are my favorite. The colors meld with the hazy, subdued tones of of the sun-baked surroundings and the wrinkled faces are seemingly engrained in the city’s architecture.
“The Wrinkles of the City is a world-scale project aimed to be presented in various cities around the world where “wrinkles”, human as well as architectural, can be found.”
If you check out the murals in all the cities, which is your favorite?