Richard MacDonald Production Gouache for “The Day Of the Locust” 1974 P1298

Richard MacDonald was a storied production designer, and, as this terrific gouache attests, a very fine painter. Executed for the 1975 film of The Day of the Locust, this production sketch for the film's set design captures the scene of a premiere at Grauman's and the atmosphere of 1930s Movieland with the very mixture of romance and realism ...

Edward M Plunkett “Lyda Borelli In ‘Torment’ ” 1959

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The Curious Case of Edward M Plunkett, or how to define this charming obsessive? Coming to New York in the 50s, like many young men he decided to remake himself into an artist and a man-about-town. Where his preoccupations and predilections landed him was somewhere between Edward Gorey (whose work his most closely resembles) and Florine ...

Frank Gutierrez American Doughboy and Rat-In-Boots Lady with Flag Drawing P1283

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Chicano artist Frank Gutierrez is having a whale of time here mixing and morphing iconic imagery into a pointed nightmare. Gustave Doré's famous take on Puss-In-Boots is has its head removed and the cat changed to a rat before being plopped onto to the body of an ultrapatriotic matron standing proudly next to a dubious American foot-soldier of ...

Frank Gutierrez “Sergeant Nietzche and The Men of Angst Company” P1282

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2 piece hand inked acetate over illustration board by Chicano artist and general trouble-maker Frank Gutierrez, pillar of the Chicano Art movement. Mordantly funny. Messin' with Pop. Thinkin' Punk. But keepin' it cool. 1979, baby. L.A. Framed with 2" black matte. Price on request.

John Anthony Conner: Entrance, Chinatown, Los Angeles P1275

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A woman prepares to enter Chinatown. Is she hesitant or merely captured midstride? Chinatown gates from a very different time. Art, 12 x 16. Oil on board.   Born in Illinois, John Conner (1892-1971) was an impressionist painter of desert landscapes, and he also did portraits and other western genre. He was a descendant of Susan B. Anthony ...

Litho of Castle Green in Original Frame AP527a

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Original design of the amazing Castle Green in Pasadena, captured in this lithograph. 60w x 26h framed. Only a part of the original scope remains today. One of Pasadena’s most unique buildings, the Castle Green was built in 1898 as the annex for the famous Hotel Green. The Castle Green is an imposing seven story Moorish ...

Paul Lauritz: Glacier Peak, California P1276

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Gorgeous Paul Lauritz mountain landscape, we're pretty sure this is Northern California somewhere Sierra-centric. Buffalo or cattle (or both?) graze in the foreground. Stunning view of the emblematic west. 29.5 x 24.5 art, frame 34 x 28.5. Oil on canvas. Price on request. Paul Lauritz was born in picturesque Larvik, Norway. The region’s beauty attracted many artists ...

Ejnar Hansen Watercolor Old Barn Near Morro Bay 1936 P1267

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Acquired from the  Hansen Estate. Hansen's gifts as a landscape artist made themselves speedily apparent in Denmark where he was born. This wonderful watercolor is a perfect example of his flowering once he had moved to California. Influential as a teacher as well as an artist he must be considered one of California's finest realist ...