Mr. Cúcala-Mango

 

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 he is being teased by Mrs. Cucala-Mango.

 

Mr. Cucala-Mango (along with Mrs. 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."

 

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Height x Width Dimensions/Medium
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24" x 24" (60.9 cm x 60.9 cm) Original Acrylic on Canvas - framed

$2,900.00
18" x 18" (45.7 cm x 45.7 cm) L/E Giclée on Canvas
$ 395.00
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$ 100.00

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