Sandía (Watermelon)

Limited edition archival print on 100% cotton rag

16 x 24 in / 40.6 x 61 cm

Signed and numbered


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 a man as 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.


  • Unframed - Ships from the studio, rolled.
  • Framed - Print is framed unmatted in a black, 1.25 inch wide frame. Framed prints are packaged by and shipped from the frame shop. Framed prints take longer to ship.

Sandía (Watermelon)