The graffiti scene in Havana is vibrant and exploding with energy. Talented artists are turning the historical city into a vibrant, living gallery of contemporary art.
Following a long tradition of painted walls being the voice of the government, they are now also the voice of a generation. A generation with a great need to express themselves.
The Havana graffiti scene has become a magnet for artists throughout the globe. Explore the other Havana.
From the acclaimed author of the legendary PARTAGAS BOOK, Amir Saarony. This edition created exclusively for CubanHouseOfCigars.com and ONLY available here.
Amir Saarony is a Canadian graphic designer who has been involved in ventures in Havana for 20 years. He has worked there for foreign companies, including setting up the first Mac design & prepress studio in Cuba, helped humanitarian projects and cultural projects alike. After over 100 trips he wants to show the world that Havana is a great city with more than the stereotypical clichés to offer. Yes, there is music, rum, cigars and even beaches… but there is a city with millions of souls and millions of stories. The talent and energy are a force that needs to be seen, recognized and honored.
This is his second book sharing his love of Cuba. The first was Partagas El Libro, a biography of the iconic brand of Cuban cigars and the people and times that shaped it.
San Cristobal De La Habana Torreon Jar Humidor
This San Cristobal de la Habana “Torreon” Jar humidor was released in 2013 by Habanos S.A. It makes for a perfect humidor with it’s double seal. The top part can be removed and used as an ashtray. Fits approximately 25 “Toro” sized cigars. Rare piece. Comes with original outer box.
(9 1/2"H x 5 3/4" D)
IMPORTANT – the jar is empty and comes without cigars.
Ron English - Basquiat Boxer Everlast
RUN # 3087
Type: 10-Color Screen Print on Hand-Deckled 410gsm Somerset Satin Fine Art Paper.
Size: 26 x 37 Inches
Release: June 11, 2021
Run of: 150
Auth: This RUN comes signed and numbered by Ron English and with a Certificate of Authenticity from 1XRUN.
ABOUT THIS ART:
"Using a mixture of imagery, medium, and process referenced from masters who have spoken to and through me such as Warhol, Pollack and Picasso, combined with idiosyncratic cherrypicking of populist totems from fast food to cartoons, I am constructing running narratives of my many alter egos butting headfirst into the Grand Illusion, where cultural norms are questioned and exposed."
ABOUT RON ENGLISH:
Ron English is widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering into clever statement and masterful trompe l’oeil based art. He has created illegal murals and billboards that blend stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements, hijacking public space worldwide for the sake of art since the 1980s.
This Artwork does not come framed.
Escaparate Habanos Photograph Frame
This frame features the legendary photograph taken at the Partagas Factory in 2000.
Between making and packing, the cigars are taken to the conditioning room or "Escaparate". Here in cedar lined drawers, they are left to rest while they shed the excess moisture that was gained in the rolling process. They are meant to stay for minimum one week, however, the longer they stay there, the better.
The Escaparate room is often referred to as the "treasury". It is here that the wealth of a factory is stored. The cigars were stored in bundles of 50, known as media reeds, or "half wheels".
This photo was taken in the Partagas Factory, Escaparate, 2000/. La Habana, Cuba
Size of Image: 20 x 8 1/2 inches
Size including Frame: 25 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
IMPORTANT: The image comes framed as pictured. We only have one in stock, and therefore, will be shipped in with the upmost care to ensure it arrives safely.
Trinidad Cigars Frame
This frame features a beautifully printed image of the prestigious Cuban cigar brand. The image is printed on a high gloss paper and featured gold coloured foil print to highlight the print.
Size of Image: 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Size including Frame: 16 5/8 x 12 6/8 inches
IMPORTANT: The image comes framed as pictured. It is possible to remove the image from the frame and replace the frame if you so wish. Although more might exist, we only have one in stock, and therefore, will be shipped in with the upmost care to ensure it arrives safely.