Alexander A. Maldonado, United State Mint--In God We Trust, 1972, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.125
Known as the "painter of the impossible," Alexander Maldonado created colorful paintings of imaginary worlds free from pollution, bigotry, and parking problems. His use of neon colors, coupled with the futuristic, fanciful architecture, has often been described as "Las Vegas Gothic." In United State Mint—In God We Trust, Maldonado gives us his version of what government architecture will look like in the future.
United State Mint--In God We Trust
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14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
- Landscape – road – highway
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- Architecture Exterior – detail – tower
- Architecture Exterior – civic – U. S. Mint
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