Still art

Shoes in matching hues (left) are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy (above), who dresses himself up (right) to play a living statue (below) at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and
Shoes in matching hues are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy, who dresses himself up to play a living statue (above) at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and sport realistic make-up so that he can get tips from passers-by.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Shoes in matching hues (left) are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy (above), who dresses himself up (right) to play a living statue (below) at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and
Shoes in matching hues (above) are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy, who dresses himself up to play a living statue at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and sport realistic make-up so that he can get tips from passers-by.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Shoes in matching hues (left) are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy (above), who dresses himself up (right) to play a living statue (below) at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and
Shoes in matching hues are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy (above), who dresses himself up to play a living statue at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and sport realistic make-up so that he can get tips from passers-by.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Shoes in matching hues (left) are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy (above), who dresses himself up (right) to play a living statue (below) at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and
Shoes in matching hues are a must for Cuban street performer Ricardo Elias Hardy, who dresses himself up (above) to play a living statue at the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain. His performance requires him to stand motionless and sport realistic make-up so that he can get tips from passers-by.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2021, with the headline 'Still art'. Subscribe