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Wayne Thiebaud
Jackpot Machine
1962
oil
38 x 26 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum and gift of an anonymous donor



Jackpot Machine—boldly red, white, and blue—updates the American dream. Like the gaudily designed machines themselves, this "one-armed bandit" tempts the gambler in us all, eager to grab the promise of wealth.