The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

(Argentinian, b. 1941)
Overall: 38 x 38 cm (14 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This mural in Argentina depicts a sculpture on San Diego’s waterfront that was based on a photograph taken in New York’s Times Square in 1945.


Oscar Pintor did a series of photographs of trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” paintings, drawn by the combination of photography, illusion, and ambiguity. In Santa Fe, Argentina, he found this mural showing J. Seward Johnson’s monumentally scaled sculpture in San Diego, which itself was based on a photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse to celebrate the Japanese surrender that ended World War II.
  • 1984
    Oscar Pintor (the artist)
    Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
    June 3, 2019
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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