The Pawn Shop
20" x 30"
The idea of poverty is never far away from the ever-present pawn shop,
the likes of which are always tucked in somewhere in the city. The shop's
window always includes a collection of objects that allude to what a civilized
society deems valuable. Even the pawnshop's trademark, the 3 gold balls,
was lifted from the coat of arms of the de Medici's whose practice of
usury was made fashionable in a proper Christian society.