Miss Liberty Celebration

  • Malcah Zeldis, Miss Liberty Celebration, 1987, oil on corrugated cardboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1987, Malcah Zeldis, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1988.74.14

Publication Label

Malcah Zeldis refers to this painting as an "exultation of survival," painted after her recovery from cancer in 1986, the same year as the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty. Dozens of flags and more than one hundred figures, including famous Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe stand with friends and famly of the New York artist to celebrate this icon of freedom. Zeldis has included herself, in a red dress, at the lower right.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.

Title
Miss Liberty Celebration
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Dimensions
54 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (138.4 x 92.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on corrugated cardboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – New York – New York
  • Monument – statue – Statue of Liberty
  • Ceremony – other – fireworks
  • Ceremony – holiday – Fourth of July
  • Waterscape – harbor – New York Harbor
  • Figure group
Object Number
1988.74.14
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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