16 x 24 in / 40.6 x 61 cm (print)
Archival print on 100% cotton rag
Signed and numbered
Framed (unmatted, in a black, 1.25 inch wide frame)
Sandía (Watermelon) is part of Vicente's ongoing Arroz con Popote series. Arroz con popote, to eat rice (pudding) with a straw, is Mexican slang used to describe that someone is homosexual, with or without any intention to offend. "He likes arroz con popote." The piece pays homage to his heritage and identity. Considered Mexico's unofficial fruit for its colors that resemble the Mexican flag, watermelons are a frequent motif in works by Mexican artists, including in Frida Kahlo's last painting, Viva la Vida, Watermelons.