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Alberto Martinez

Timeless America (Small)

Timeless America by Alberto Martinez

Alberto Martinez

Timeless America (Small)

Signed Limited Edition Print

Giclee Canvas on Board

Image Size: 610 x 430mm

Frame Size:  850 x 670mm

Edition Size: 49

Framed in a gloss black frame with white slip

Also available in a larger size


‘Timeless America’ is almost a typical rendering of Times Square in New York. However in true Alberto Martinez style, everything is not quite as it seems. Behind every component a political, historical, or sometimes personal reference is being made by the artist. Aside from the obvious architecture, animals are a significant focal point of the painting.

The indigenous buffalo, cougar, grizzly bear, and bald eagle, a truly all-American bird, integrate with elephants, giraffes and penguins; each represent the vast cultural and ethnic diversity of this multi-cultural city. Look again though and a ‘red light’ and ‘no entry’ sign, refer us to the fact that Cubans are still not welcomed to America, this land of opportunity! The handles and zips on many of the buildings, including the safe dial, suggest to us that there is always the possibility a door will open! However, juxtaposed with the presence of a ‘No Entry’ sign and red light we are reminded again that this is not always the case for Cuban nationals.

Have you spotted the breakfast waffle concealed within one of the buildings? Moving on to the billboards, a pampered pooch is a jovial nod to ‘designer dog’ fashion. Across the street and on a more personal note, Alberto’s signature ‘El Flaco’, meaning ‘the skinny one’, can be seen along with a domino, representing the national game of Cuba. All around the picture symbols of the commercial side of America are depicted; American Express, Apple iPhone and more are all reminders of the American economic powerhouse. There are also numerous historical references within this piece: The Indian headdress to the right of the painting denotes that in pre-colonial times the land was inhabited by various tribes of Algonquian Native Americans. The casino chip placed on the headdress illustrates the number of casinos that were developed on Native American-owned land within the state.


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How long are dispatch and delivery times?

If we have your item in stock, we will try to dispatch within 3-7 working days. Many of our pieces are bespoke and framed to order by hand in our Torquay workshop. Other pieces have to be ordered from our suppliers. Because of this, some pieces can take up to 24 working days to be delivered, with particularly challenging pieces sometimes taking longer. If you have particular time requirements, please contact us and we will do everything we can to get it to you as promptly as possible. Our courier delivery days are normally Tuesday to Friday 9am - 6pm. 

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