Honkytonk-U.S.A.

Artist:Louis Glanzman
Date:1952
Medium:Oil on canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 28" X 29" - Framed 39" X 40"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Collier's Magazine interior illustration (April 26, 1952)
Price:$4,500.00

Full view

The artist's monogrammed signature lower right

Published artwork in Colliers Magazine - April 26, 1952 (included in sale)

This large, colorful, and bustling painting by the prolific American artist Louis Glanzman appeared in the April 26, 1952 issue of Collier's magazine, illustrating "Honkytonk - U.S.A." by William Slocum. In this scathing analysis, the honkytonk is described in great and scandalous detail as a lawless den of sin, whose unscrupulous owners prey on male weakness, hiring low-class strippers clouding societal morals with watered down booze served by crooked waiters and bartenders. The artist appears to have had great fun attempting to capturing this "depravity" in this busy, lurid, and very large oil on canvas painting. Marked on the back with a label from Collier's and retains the original limed wood rough hewn frame. It is in a fine state of preservation - accompanied by the published magazine.

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Full Framed View

Verso publication label detail

Verso view of canvas on old original wood stretcher bars



 

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