Havana

A voyage to Cuba in December 2015 for an intense two week visit of observation; sketching and gathering reference material. Since his return Leslie has created 22 paintings which illustrate a very personal view of Havana.

 

Havana is one of the oldest and finest cities in the Americas; fascinating, colourful and vivacious, with crumbling tenements, colonial edifices and faded grandeur - a city with an earthy authenticity, full of contradictions. Here, visitors must expect the unexpected. Graham Greene concluded that Havana was a city where ‘anything was possible’.

 

The text comprises extracts from Cuba, a short book by Irene A Wright, an American journalist/editor. Published in 1910, her text provides interesting first-hand insights as to the ongoing rich tapestry of daily life; full of curious flavour, detail and manners of the period.

 

An edition of 80 copies, 47cm x 35 cm, 60 pages with full colour double page spreads printed on Somerset mould-made paper.

70 copies are bound in cloth with gigantic letters hot stamped onto the front cover. The book sits in a cloth covered solander box. Price £1,450

 

A deluxe edition of 10 copies bound in full leather with coloured leather inlays in a leather covered solander box. Also included is a miniature Havana book and 2 x A5 metal plaques printed in full colour. Price £3,750

 



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