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.
|Medium:||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions:||Sight Size 28" X 29" - Framed 39" X 40"|
|Original Use:||Collier's Magazine interior illustration (April 26, 1952)|
Artist: Louis Glanzman