The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian

The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian was created by Albrecht Dürer and recreated by James Sicner for the back of the mural. The original piece was a large collection of woodcuts placed together to form the whole image. The art is of three main arches composed of smaller art depicting the triumphs of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.


In Sicner’s recreation, some of the original blocks describing Maximilian I were replaced with other book pages, statues, title pages, and other pieces of art. Other pieces of art were also placed at the bottom of the art in the foreground. Sicner’s arch is placed to the right of Under the Wave off Kanagawa and to the left of the large section of money on the back of the mural under the stairs.

Pictured: Left Sicner / Right Dürer