United State Mint--In God We Trust

  • 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

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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.

Title
United State Mint--In God We Trust
Artists
Date
1972
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – road – highway
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – tower
  • Architecture Exterior – civic – U. S. Mint
Object Number
1986.65.125
Palette
Linked Open Data
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