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AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Edel Rodriguez

October 25, 2017

This article is adapted from AQ's Top 5 list of Latin American art activists

When Edel Rodriguez boarded a shrimping boat called the Nature Boy as a nine-year-old in 1980, he joined 125,000 other Cubans in an exodus toward the United States. His family held the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of the freedom and acceptance they hoped to find.

As Rodriguez grew up, became an American, and developed as an artist, the icon’s power persisted. When he landed a job as a...

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