||In Search of Frank Bowers...
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Jan 16, 2010
|Posted: 2016-05-01 9:51 pm  Permalink|
A mural that was once in the cocktail lounge at Mar-Lin-Do Lanes, Burbank.
The lanes closed 8/84 to be replaced with apartments. Photo from Marlindo Memories.
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2016-05-01 10:55 pm  Permalink|
TC, using that bottle of what I think is Galiano for scale ,I ’d guess thats about a 3’x 8’ foot section of the mural. I’m afraid to ask what became of it?
|King Bushwich the 33rd|
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
|Posted: 12 days ago; 01:03 am  Permalink|
On 2013-09-05 13:52, azurebird wrote:
Hi folks, I am an art dealer in Fallbrook and new to this forum. A client showed me these two paintings they own by Frank and Vicki Bowers this morning and I am trying to get more information about the artists beyond the obvious. One painting is signed by both artists and dated 1951. It is supposedly out of a deceased bar in the Long Beach area called the Ark hence the subject matter. One mural is 48 x 55, the other 48 x 60".
A quick search turned up nothing on the particular saloon and I guess the name could be off but I will continue to research the matter. Any help that you can provide will be appreciated. I will probably get them cleaned (they are filthy) and then sell them.
Blue Heron Gallery
[ This Message was edited by: azurebird 2013-09-06 08:36 ]
Probably nobody cares about this after all these years but I found this information and just had to post it to share.
ARK CAFE 5029 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
not sure when it opened/closed but it was open in the 1960's and it's gone now
Here is owner Bud Seig
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[ This Message was edited by: King Bushwich the 33rd 2016-07-17 01:05 ]
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 12 days ago; 03:17 am  Permalink|
I for one DO care. I love bar murals, and this thread has become THE source of reference when anybody searches for Frank Bowers on the web.
Frank must have painted a mural in every bar in Long Beach, it seems