Untitled, Bronx Storefront, La Rumba Supermarket”

  • Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket", late 1980s, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.19.5, © Emilio Sanchez Foundation

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

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En los años ochenta, Sánchez se interesó por el paisaje urbano de Nueva York, donde los establecimientos comerciales como las bodegas evocaban los lugares y la gente del Caribe. La Rumba Supermarket toma su nombre de un ritmo clásico cubano que se internacionalizó después de los años treinta. El edificio de tonos brillantes refleja la paleta de colores de la arquitectura vernacular caribeña y sugiere las formas en que la cultura latina transformó el aspecto y el lenguaje” de esta importante metrópolis estadounidense.

Title
Untitled, Bronx Storefront, La Rumba Supermarket”
Artist
Date
late 1980s
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet and image: 4059 12 in. (101.6151.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – New York – Bronx
Object Number
2011.19.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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