A closer look - 'Tough Love' MICHEL MIRABAL's Masterpiece.

'Tough love' (84x96) could end up being the most important Artwork we ever have in the Gallery... It was the first one Michel Mirabal created on the US soil for the Aspen Art Gallery! Pure Celebration. 

It is the most significant of the works he created by its size, technique and meaning... A piece of history!

 'Tough love' (84x96)

'Tough love' (84x96)

 The US and Cuba, best enemies and worst friends!

The US and Cuba, best enemies and worst friends!

The ambiguous relationship between the two countries is one of Michel's main fascinations  (read more about his career). It's had a crucial impact on the context that he and his generation grew up in. In his Artwork, Michel leaves a descriptive testimony of this relationship. Michel has a emerged as a beacon for the relations between our countries, always pushing for more cooperation (read more about his credit card project, or the aircraft he decorated). 

We are proud to have initiated the creation of the collection by flying Michel into Aspen. He gratefully gave back to the Aspen community by using our two local newspapers for the background of 'Tough Love'... Once again, Aspen makes history! (watch and read about his stay in the local Aspen medias)

michel mirabal aspen art gallery
michel mirabal aspen art gallery

Michel is willing to look at the truth directly in the eyes. "No country is perfect",  there is always problems... But there is also the love and hope that holds the world together. By his technique, concept and even the material he uses (read more), Michel subtly examines the two facets of each country. Highlighting the very essence of the other through our differences.

 The flags are made of rice, bullets, barded wire...

The flags are made of rice, bullets, barded wire...

 Michel while he was in Aspen last summer.

Michel while he was in Aspen last summer.

 Orchestrating the creation, under the eyes of Damian Guillot, owner of the Aspen Art Gallery.

Orchestrating the creation, under the eyes of Damian Guillot, owner of the Aspen Art Gallery.

 Humor and irony, also part of the magic mix.

Humor and irony, also part of the magic mix.

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