Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket"

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

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

Untitled, Bronx Storefront, "La Rumba Supermarket"
late 1980s
On View
Not on view.
sheet and image: 40 x 59 1/2 in. (101.6 x 151.1 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation

Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – store
  • Cityscape – New York – Bronx
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