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Monday, March 30, 2009

Sculpture Dedicated to Wilfredo Lam Unveiled in Havana

Havana, March 30.-  A sculpture of a mythical Caribbean bird that symbolizes what Cuban culture owes to the creative genius of painter Wilfredo Lam, was unveiled over the weekend in Havana as part of the 10th Visual Arts Biennial underway in the Cuban capital.

The seven-meter high work titled Vuelo Lam, located in a park in Vedado, was made by Alberto Lescay, one of the best known sculptors of the island, with the contribution of 63 other Cuban artists, according to a Granma report.

Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto, who attended the ceremony, congratulated the author and his contributors and noted the artistic legacy of Lam, which, according to experts, synthesizes the Cuban identity in the 20th century.

Also present at the ceremony was Miguel Barnet, president of the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), and numerous foreign and Cuban artists and organizers of the Havana Biennial. (Taken from Radio Habana Cuba)