Lima la de Ayer, La de Mañana

Pedro Gamoza

(Peruvian, b. 1959)
Overall: 60 x 50 cm (23 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)
© Roberto Huarcaya
Location: not on view
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This occupational portrait shows the subject amid the objects with which he makes his living.


Chupete, as his friends call him, came to Lima on vacation and stayed. He sells chocolates on the street and has six children, all boys who look like him. The artist wanted workers like Gamoza, who serve the tourists and wealthy Lima residents of the upscale Miraflores area, to be seen as individuals, so he handwrote their life stories around their portraits.
Pedro Gamoza

Pedro Gamoza


Roberto Huarcaya

(Peruvian, b. 1959)
Peru, 20th century

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