Tutti Frutti, 2009
Cecilia Paredes, Peru
Tutti Frutti celebrates the European artists that came to New York in the 1940s. Upon arrival, they found a vibrant city with an irreverent and syncopated music rhythm called “boogie woogie“ that they welcomed like fresh air. The playful pose and the make-believe skirt of this artwork salutes this sense of renewal of life and expresses the creative force of women. They rapidly appropriated the boogie woogie rhythm, which is marked by irreverence. Tutti Frutti is a graphic representation of the spaces occupied by women and their creative force, their freshness, dynamism, and passion. This is a piece full of color and audacity that also speaks to a woman’s drive and ability to conquer new situations.