Lima la de Ayer, La de Mañana

Sara Arellama Rodriguez

(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 she makes her living.


Sara Arellama Rodriguez came to Lima at age 16 to study music and became a high school teacher. After retirement, she began selling religious items in front of the capitol building. The artist wanted workers like Rodriguez, 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.
Sara Arellama Rodriguez

Sara Arellama Rodriguez


Roberto Huarcaya

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

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