Photograph of buildings on Paseo del Prado in Havana, Cuba. The magnificent facades have survived but many interiors have crumbled. Ernesto has superimposed mannequins to become ghostly figures – are they ghosts of the past or presumptions of the future? The figures and car headlights are backlit by LEDs.
Circular piece 30″ diameter
Edition of 3 + 2APs
Series: En Dior Confiamos 2007-2019
The US dollar bill proudly states In God We Trust – in Spanish En Dios Confiamos. This extensive body of work examines the draw of the outside world’s luxury goods, its fashions and its perfumes (such as Dior), to a Cuban population for whom these things are unobtainable – the province only of dreams.