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New MintSize: 36" x 48"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Price: $4,500. (includes frame)
This painting was first exhibited during Araujo's solo show, ON THE EDGE OF DELICATE LINES, July-September 7th, 2013 at Alphaville Gallery, in San Francisco. New Mint is featured in Araujo's book publication, SOMA RISING, in 2012. It was exhibited with the Treasure Island Museum during the upcoming SF History Expo at the Old Mint, in San Francisco, March 1st & 2nd, 2014. It will again be on view at the Old Mint and this time for a solo exhibition, titled "Mid-Market Landmarks", January to March 2015. As of May 2015, this painting is on view at Arttitud, located at 1121 Howard Street in San Francisco.
From 1874 to 1937, San Francisco's Old Mint was the most active mint in the United States. It is located at 88 5th Street at the corner of Mission Street. It was built by Alfred Bult Mullett in 1874. Mullett's design was Classical Greek Revival, Doric columns and Roman scale and proportions. Sandstone from Newcastle Island in British Columbia was shipped in by three schooners for the facing of the upper floors and for the six colossal columns on the portico. The basement walls were of granite from the Griffith Quarry in Penryn, Placer County, California. On May 26, 1870, the cornerstone of the Mint was laid. The building opened on a rainy Saturday, November 5, 1874. and in 1877 over fifty-million dollars in coins were produced. Mullett knew well that the Pacific Coast was subject to earthquakes, and with remarkable foresight he designed the Old Mint to "float" on its foundations in an earthquake, rather than shatter. After the earthquake of 1906, the Old Mint was the only financial institution able to open for business in San Francisco and it became the depository and treasury for the city's relief fund. By the 1930s, one-third of the nations gold reserves were stored at the Old Mint. The Mint is currently under renovation and is projected to open as museum of San Francisco in the coming years.
Please note: this painting is framed (gold color moulding), total dimensions with frame: 45" x 57" (below is candid pic of painting framed!)
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