La Tiendita,

Jose Esquivel

Acrylic on Canvas  | Acrílico sobre tela
50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in) 
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo by Lee Young  | Imagen cortesía de Lee Young

Artist’s Statement

La Tiendita (Spanish translation – The Little Store) is a common general reference  to a local neighborhood convenience store that sells groceries and basic necessities. Today drug  dealers refer clients to these neighborhood “Tienditas” as pickup locations to sell their goods.