Havana street art and graffiti in Cuba

Havana is a great place to check out murals and graffiti with its colonial architecture and abandoned buildings providing a rich urban canvas.  BA Street Art’s Matt Fox-Tucker was visiting Cuba this month and took these photos documenting the murals and artworks to be found around the capital.

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Mural by El Mac in Vedado, Havana painted at the 11th Havana Biennal (2014).(photo © BA Street Art)

The mural is entitled ‘The Dream Beats Within my Hands’ and features a local cook called Adis Naranjo. International artists such as El Mac, J.R., Stinkfish, Rodez and the 1up crew have visited Havana in the last few years to paint and take part in art projects such as the Havana Biennal.

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New mural by Ricky Mastrapa in Havana (2015) (photo © BA Street Art)

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Ricky Mastrapa (photo © BA Street Art)

The U.S. artist was in Havana earlier this year and painted this huge mural on the wall of this football and basketball court near Avenida Prado.

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Mural by Colombian street artist Stinkfish close to El Capitolio (2015) (photo © BA Street Art)

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Artwork by Colombian artist Rodez (photo © BA Street Art)

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‘Love is Good’ – mural by Mabel Manzano (photo © BA Street Art)


HD crew (photo © BA Street Art)

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‘Yabba, Dabba Do’ – Flintstones graffiti by 1UP crew (photo © BA Street Art)

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Graffiti and classic car close to Plaza Cristo (photo © BA Street Art)

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Zlyunt (photo © BA Street Art)


Stencil by KP crew and stencil of James Brown with the phrase ‘Corners that rhyme’ (photo © BA Street Art)

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Artwork close to Museo de la Revolución (photo © BA Street Art)

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5 Stabs (photo © BA Street Art)

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Portraits off Obispo in Ciudad Vieja (photo © BA Street Art)

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Callejon Hamel (photo © BA Street Art)

Callejon Hamel is a street that starts at the junction of Animas and Aramburu that is famous for its murals, sculptures, mosaic tiled-walls and artistic interventions. Cuban painter, muralist and sculptor Salvador Gonzales Escalona is the creator of the project.

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Salvador Gonzales Escalona (photo © BA Street Art)

Salvador Gonzales Escalona, architect of the project in Callejon Hamel, was happy to pose for a photo in front of one of his artworks with the phrase “I die with you but not for you”.

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Classic car near Callejon Hamel (photo © BA Street Art)

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Mural of Che Guevara on corner of San Ignacio and Santa Clara streets in Ciudad Vieja (photo © BA Street Art)

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Stencil of ‘El Che’ inside a house in Ciudad Vieja (photo © BA Street Art)

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Political propaganda with the phrase “Faithful to our history” (photo © BA Street Art)

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Government propaganda featuring Che Guevara (photo © BA Street Art)

Government propaganda featuring the iconic portrait of Che Guevara by Alberto Korda can also be found all over Cuba.

Photos © Matt Fox-Tucker/Buenos Aires Street Art

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