Santo Trujillo is Dead, from the series Island of Many Gods

  • Scherezade García, Santo Trujillo is Dead, from the series Island of Many Gods, 2006, acrylic, charcoal, ink, and sequins on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2006, Scherezade García, Museum purchase made possible by the R.P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture, 2013.28.2

Exhibition Label
García’s lushly painted and drawn works evoke the tragic yet hopeful stories that spur migration. Her angelic mestizo (racially mixed) figures are archetypes of the people of the Americas. In Santo Trujillo is Dead, García refers to the assassination of the director Rafael Trujillo in 1961, which led to the first major exodus of Dominicans to the United States. García’s wounded but still standing angel celebrated the possibility of a better future.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Santo Trujillo is Dead, from the series Island of Many Gods
Artist
Date
2006
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and image: 30 x 22 1/4 in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the R.P. Whitty Company and the Cooperating Committee on Architecture

Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic, charcoal, ink, and sequins on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure
  • Religion – saint
Object Number
2013.28.2
Palette
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