The work by British artist Gavin Turk was taken down from the W South Beach on Tuesday. It featured Turk's own face but with the scraggly beard, beret and revolutionary garb worn by Guevara in a now iconic 1960 photograph by Alberto Korda.
According to El Nuevo Herald (http://hrld.us/11GD5xp), the hotel began receiving telephone calls and messages through social media from Cuban-Americans expressing their frustration. Many exiles despise Guevara for his role in bringing communism to Cuba.
The W South Beach issued a statement saying it respects the community's concerns and decided to remove the portrait from the property.