Cuban outsider artist ‘Gallo’ discuses inspiration for his work

Héctor Pascual “Gallo” Portieles, 94, a Cuban outsider artist, uses random objects he’s found in his Alamar neighborhood to create art. His collection spills out of his house and into his neighborhood.
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Héctor Pascual “Gallo” Portieles, 94, a Cuban outsider artist, uses random objects he’s found in his Alamar neighborhood to create art. His collection spills out of his house and into his neighborhood.

Mimi Whitefield has covered Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades. The Miami Herald’s former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief and a 2017 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, she now focuses on Cuba coverage.