Posted 2 years ago
I'm not an art expert, but I believe this is silkscreen on heavy cardboard as opposed to a printed sign. The artist's name is Leopold Krumel, a 'listed' artist who worked in the Alameda CA area in the 20's & 30's.
The condition is amazing given the 80-odd years on this earth. The colors couldn't be more vibrant. The sign was uncovered in the basement of a graphic designer and the sign was protected only by being in a pile and undisturbed for many, many years. The size is approximately 37" tall by 20" wide.
The one problem is that when it was uncovered, the finders' hands were dirty and that transferred onto the gold edges of the the sign. Anyone have any suggestions on how one might remove them? Also, any information on the artist would be greatly appreciated.