Original Exhibition

Florida Supreme Court Exhibition (2004)

May it Please The Court

In preparing “May It Please the Court,” a 2004 solo exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court of Florida, Xavier Cortada painted seven paintings portraying landmark US Supreme Court cases originating Florida, the artist’s home state. The seven paintings (which remained at the Supreme Court through 2009), along with three new ones created in 2017, are now on long term loan to Florida International University College of Law.

Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara J. Pariente and Raoul G. Cantero, III talk with Xavier Cortada in front of the artist’s Proffitt v. Florida painting during the March 1, 2004 opening reception of the “May It Please the Court” exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida.