On José Parlá

On José Parlá

Highlighting the artist's practice and newly released edition with ART FOR CHANGE

José Parlá hand-embellishing his print La Habana Sunset (2024). Image courtesy of Rey Parlá and the artist.

Take a closer look at Miami-born, Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá’s newest limited edition print, La Habana Sunset, which is now available for purchase at artforchange.com

José Parlá is a critically acclaimed artist who first started painting walls within Miami's underground art scene during the 1980s. A fusion of influences that include calligraphy, memory recall, psycho-geography, and Abstract Expressionism, his multimedia practice reflects the complexity of the cityscapes in which he finds himself.

ART FOR CHANGE will donate $500 from each print sold towards the Brooklyn Museum to help bolster the annual gala’s aim of raising critical funding to help the institution fulfill its mission to be a home for inspiring art and courageous conversations. In keeping with all of our releases, José and Vaughn Spann will receive 50% of the net proceeds from each sale.

José Parlá
La Habana Sunset, 2024
22.75 x 40 inches
Archival pigment print

Limited edition of 25 with 6AP + 1PP
Signed and numbered by the artist


José Parlá hand-embellishing his print La Habana Sunset (2024). Image courtesy of Rey Parlá and the artist.

Of ART FOR CHANGE's initiative of supporting the Brooklyn Museum through this limited edition series, he notes, "The Brooklyn Museum is renowned for its diverse collection of art and its commitment to showcasing the work of artists from diverse backgrounds. For me, supporting the museum is a way to celebrate and preserve the cultural heritage of Brooklyn and its surrounding communities. The Brooklyn Museum provides emerging and established artists a platform to exhibit their work and engage with a broad audience. This is a compelling opportunity for artists to use their voices as cultural ambassadors. By supporting the museum, I am investing in opportunities for everyone in the community and other artists to establish their paths and share their vision to connect with viewers of all backgrounds. Supporting educational outreach and other efforts aligns with my commitment to promoting art as a catalyst for social change and cultural dialogue."

José Parlá pictured hand-embellishing his print, La Habana Sunset, 2024. Image courtesy of Rey Parlá and the artist.

He continues, "The Brooklyn Museum is crucial in maintaining and stewarding cultural heritage for future generations. By supporting the Brooklyn Museum, I also contribute to preserving artistic legacies and ensuring audiences have access to a diverse range of artistic voices and perspectives."

Hand-embellishment detail images of La Habana Sunset (2024). Image courtesy of Rey Parlá and the artist. 



José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. He started painting walls in Miami’s underground art scene of the early 1980s and went on to study at Miami Dade Community College, New World School of the Arts and Savannah College of Art & Design.

Parlá’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The Bronx Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; SCAD Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, National YoungArts Foundation, Gordon Parks Foundation, Goss Michael Foundation, Istanbul’74 Arts & Culture Festival, and the Havana Biennial, Cuba, among others.

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