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Dempsey's Bar and Grill


Jack ?the Manassa Mauler? Dempsey held the world heavyweight boxing title between 1919 and 1926. He was known for his aggressive punches, colorful personality and exciting fights, many of which broke attendance records. Dempsey?s impressive skills and tenacious attitude secured his place in American history and popular culture. It is Dempsey?s renowned rough-and-tumble style that inspired the setting of Ken Auster?s newest painting, Dempsey?s Bar ?n? Grill. Depicted here, a lone bartender pours out a drink before a mural of George Bellows? 1909 painting Stag at Sharkey?s. The dynamic scene in the mural provides a contrast to the calm actions of the bartender in the foreground. Artist Ken Auster?s restaurant scenes, including his Murals I Wished I?d Seen series, combine the clamor and vivacity of the restaurant business with exuberant brushwork and compelling composition.
Dempsey?s Bar N Grill,
by Ken Auster

Image size:
32"w x 32"h.
Edition Size:50

Published from the artist's original work.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 February, 2009.

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