I Thought The Streets Were Paved With Gold Velvet Touch Puzzle
I Thought The Streets Were Paved With Gold is a 1000 velvet touch piece puzzle featuring the art of Pacita Abad.
About the art:
At Ellis Island Pacita Abad read a saying by an Italian immigrant that resonated with her,
“I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I found out three things: first, the streets weren’t paved with gold; second, they weren’t paved at all; and third, I was expected to pave them.”
Perhaps more than any other artist featured in our growing collection, the work of Pacita Abad encapsulates the fighting spirit of US immigrant populations. Her empathic representation is striking for its thematic juxtaposition of universal, systemic struggle with triumphant hope and immutable vibrancy in the face of insurmountable odds.
Included with every A&F puzzle:
- A High Quality Print of the artwork
- Box Top Stand
- Resealable Bag
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All Art & Fable merchandise is made from recycled paper content. The puzzle, box and insert are all fully recyclable. We purposely selected a box size for manufacture that has a reduced carbon footprint compared to standard puzzle boxes. We also provide a resealable bag in every box so you can keep your puzzle for years to come and re-experience the joy!