The late Walter Mercado will undoubtedly go down in history as the most famous Latino astrologer of all time. But, in truth, the Puerto Rican spiritual adviser, who died on Saturday, November 2 from a kidney failure, was so much more. Mercado was, and remains, a cultural icon, one whose presence and significance stretched far beyond his Caribbean archipelago and into the homes and hearts of Latinos and Latin Americans across the globe. With his color more vibrant than the capes he adorned and his light as bright as the stars he gained insight from, Mercado was, in many ways, spirited fine art.
With so much celestial magic, Latino artists, saddened by his passing and inspired by his light, have been paying tribute to Mercado’s life and legacy through graphics, illustrations and paintings. Whether referencing his signature line “Pero sobre todo, con mucho, mucho amor” or celebrating his iconic hand poses, here are colorful works of art to help you experience the late Mercado’s radiant multiplicity once more.