Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket"

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Exhibition Label
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
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
Restrictions & Rights
© Emilio Sanchez Foundation
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Graphic Arts
late 1980s
Object number
Emilio Sánchez, born Camagüey, Cuba 1921-died Warwick, NY 1999
Cityscape\New York\Bronx
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store
watercolor on paper
sheet and image: 40 x 59 1/2 in. (101.6 x 151.1 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum