Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket"

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Topic
Cityscape\New York\Bronx
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Copyright Credit Line
© Emilio Sanchez Foundation
Artist
Emilio Sánchez, born Camagüey, Cuba 1921-died Warwick, NY 1999
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
Medium
watercolor on paper
Dimensions
sheet and image: 40 x 59 1/2 in. (101.6 x 151.1 cm)
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Date
late 1980s
Description
In the 1980s, Sánchez turned to the urban landscape of New York, where commercial establishments like bodegas (corner stores) evoked places and people from the Caribbean. La Rumba Supermarket is named after a signature Cuban rhythm that became internationalized after the 1930s. The brightly hued structure reflects the color palette of Caribbean domestic architecture and suggests the ways Latino culture transformed the appearance and “language” of this major American metropolis
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Type
Painting
Object number
2011.19.5