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  • Size: 14" x 20" Framed: 27" x 31.5" Antique solid cherry frame, 19th c. Archival linen mat, water gilt liners, museum glass. Matches "Barton Street Bar" The quietly patriotic “Flag Day” depicts Old Glory hanging above the door of the Cat’s Meow, a long-established watering hole in a working-class neighborhood of St. Louis. It sits just 2 blocks from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, which has been a major employer and beloved corporate citizen since the 19th century. Note the Pabst Blue Ribbon signs. Their colors echo those of the flag and, in this context, serve as a reminder that whether your beer comes from St. Louis or Milwaukee, we are all Americans, united under the Stars and Stripes. This theme of unity is reiterated by the small Christian Cross and Star of David framed in the mansard roof. Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 12.5" x 17" Framed: 23" x 28." Beautiful moulded walnut frame with fine dark color and patina, 19th c. This nostalgic painting recalls the simpler days of childhood when children rode their bicycles to the neighborhood ice cream shop. The boy, whose bike is smaller than the other two, is probably tagging along behind an older brother, something many of us with siblings probably remember. Masters builds the narrative through his meticulous observation of details- we see in the picture window the OPEN sign, the “Grade A Inspection” sign, and, inside, the soda jerk, all framed within the golden spandrels. Looking closer, in the second-story windows above, we see the daylight from the windows in the adjacent wall, which serves only to enhance the realism of this delightful painting.   Giclee prints from $30 available at Fine Art America HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
  • Size: 18" x 24" This piece is unframed. Never let it be said Stan Masters did not have a sense of humor. The enormous USED CARS in white letters next to the church establishes the joke, which he sustains through a series of clever maneuvers. First, he shoehorns the church between the uniform facades of the flanking buildings, confirming its role as a used car on the lot, gleaming white with tinted windows. The dead tree in the side warns caveat emptor, reiterated by the No Parking sign in front. Next, he truncates the word TRANSMISSIONS to MISSIONS. The dappled sunlight from the unseen tree suggests the business’ ‘shadowy’ characters, the realization of which then leads us back to the ‘shady’ USED CARS sign. But this is not a scathing commentary about organized religion; Masters is merely poking fun at it. The strolling pedestrian and fluttering birds enliven the scene, as do the grass and emerald green trees, which, incidentally, carry the eye back to the steeple. Masters means no harm, only a gibe as he flexes his narrative muscles. Giclee prints from $30 available HERE. SHIPPING: $150 flat rate for shipping and packaging within the contiguous 48 states. Please contact us prior to purchase for shipping quotes to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. Contact Robert Morrissey with any questions about this piece.
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