No Parking Here Any Time

  • Luis Cruz Azaceta, No Parking Here Any Time, 1978, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sharon Jacques, 2013.42, © 1978, Luis Cruz Azaceta

Exhibition Label
Azaceta’s self-described “apocalyptic pop” paintings are allegories of a blighted period in the history of New York City. His cartoonish imagery, which is nightmarish rather than real, encourages viewers to face violence as the instigator of human suffering. The unwelcoming title – No Parking Here Any Time – also expresses the artist’s feelings of displacement after departure from Cuba.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
No Parking Here Any Time
Artist
Date
1978
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Sharon Jacques

Mediums Description
acrylic on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – sign
  • Figure – fragment – head
  • Figure group
  • State of being – death
Object Number
2013.42
Palette
Linked Open Data
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