Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sofia Maldonado's 42nd Street Mural: Women Fighting To Get Ahead


A giant mural created by visual artist SOFIA MALDONADO is now on display on 42nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Maldonado's colorful work features a cast of Afro-Caribbean Latinas from Harlem, Brooklyn and other boroughs that "tourists and even many New Yorkers don't really go to." The mural depicts Latin women fighting to get ahead. Born to a Cuban mother and a Puerto Rican father, Maldonado moved to New York 4 years ago to pursue a master's degree at Pratt Institute.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This mural is degrading to all black and hispanic women. If this were a mural depicting jews picking pennies up of the ground it wouldn't have been put up.

Anonymous said...

This picture is not degrading. There are women out there that dont fit the bill of what a "normal woman" should be in america. This mural shows that there are other women that apart this way and still are strong and proud and should be treat just like any other person.

Anonymous said...

everyone should just look at some of her past work. google sofia maldonado and you will find some of her work. las nenas looked more or less like that. not only that but I just dont see how it's so degrading. it's her work, i personally love it. her style is unique, using very organic forms and bright colors. and honestly, she's a hispanic woman too. so everyone should just calm down and leave her and the mural alone. all people know how to do today is critizice and make things a bigger deal than they are. go worry about worse things happening in new york that people should be putting their focus on

Anonymous said...

She is an amazing artist!!

Anonymous said...

It's Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I think she is a tremendous artist. The colors she uses, the facial expressions - I've met and probably gone out with a few of her models. All kidding aside, she is good at catching the "attitude". I'll be sharing your site and keep doin' watcha' doin'.
Con Cariño

Anonymous said...

I really love your art Sofia, I'm puertorican and i can say that she is well known in many places. While many people are focusing on talking s#i*t, she's getting more promotion than most of u all!!
Keep focusing on ur thing girl!
Love from ur island. <3