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In Search of Frank Bowers...
tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
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.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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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 3x 8 foot section of the mural. Im afraid to ask what became of it?
Mahalo


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2016-07-17 01:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

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.

Sincerely,

Robert Sommers
Blue Heron Gallery




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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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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-07-17 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


 
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msteeln
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From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2016-08-06 4:41 pm   Permalink

forgive me if this site is well known https://lamodern.com/2013/09/frank-bowers-l-a-muralist/

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-08-08 10:24 am   Permalink

Well, it's been posted here before, and has gleaned much of its info from this TC thread


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3384
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 18 days ago; 10:52 am   Permalink

Here's another Frank Bowers mural, this one is a circus theme in three parts. The owner sent me these images as well as the following message. Any leads?


Quote:
Hello,
I purchased a Frank & Vicki Bowers Circus Mural about 20 years ago. I rolled it up and put it into storage. I am wondering if you might have any Ideas as to which Bar Room it may have come from. I purchased from an estate liquidator in the city of Commerce,CA., who referred to it as a former Dive Bar Art Piece. I will appreciate any help that you can offer in locating the original display location for the Circus Mural Art. The center piece is 75" x 48" and the two flanks are 57" x 40".
Thanks and Best Regards,












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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 18 days ago; 11:02 am   Permalink

Many Thanks Hak...anything new is awesome...LOVE me some Bowers...DON'T care for clowns.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 14 days ago; 7:48 pm   Permalink

Cool! He managed to get some boobs in -barely- in the form of the organ carriage. That must have been a strange dive bar! Maybe a clown hang-out?

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 13 days ago; 06:48 am   Permalink

Some clown will buy these.
No really, sell them at a clown convention, or even the casino Circus Circus in Las Vegas.
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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 13 days ago; 07:38 am   Permalink

Maybe Stephen King! Haha..Sven said Organ Carriage. Seriously, I DON'T LIKE CLOWNS...childhood nightmares. Does anyone really like them?

 
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