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Mrs. Cúcala-Mango

$95.00 USD$3,600.00 USD

Artwork Description

Artist inspiration:
Mrs. Cucala-Mango (along with Mr. Cucala-Mango) was painted for an exhibition entitled “A Well-Dressed Mango” held at miArte Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida (July 7 – August 26, 2006). Each artist was asked to interpret the line ‘a well-dressed mango’ which originated from Joan Didion’s book entitled “Miami” in which she refers to the Cuban women of Miami as “perfectly groomed mangoes.”
– The title to the piece was derived from the Queen of Salsa’s hit record “Cucala.” Cucala was a hit with Maelo, and a super hit with Celia Cruz. When approached about recording “Cucala” on the album “Tremendo Caché” in 1975 with Johnny Pacheco, she was hesitant. She thought that following Maelo was a hard thing to do. Coming from the Queen of Salsa that is high praise. The song is about a lady who is shy, but her shyness is her way of attracting men. The song is telling you to tease her, coax her, which is what the title implies: “cucar” means to coax or tease, cucala is how you say that. In this painting she is teasing Mr. Cucala-Mango.

Original Painting:
-The Original painting comes beautifully framed and the indicated price is inclusive of the frame.

For Fine Art Limited Edition Giclée prints:
-Edition size: 100
-Each giclée is hand-signed and numbered by the artist and is accompanied by a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity, ensuring that only the highest quality materials have been used.
-The indicated price is for an unframed giclée, either rolled, or stretched and ready-to-frame.

Additional Information
Dimensions N/A

Acrylic on Canvas, Limited Edition Giclée on Canvas


24" x 24", 18" x 18", 12" x 12", 8" x 8"