city. Washington, DC
size. 24" x 24"
medium. mixed media painting
The background of this mixed media painting is the original patent for monopoly, invented by Elizabeth Maggie Phillips, and was originally titled "The Landlords Game". Maggie invented "The Landlords Game" as a way to teach children about the evils of unchecked capitalism.
Patent No. 1,509,312, originally patented in 1904.