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In a book on the history of American chain restaurants, the Pig Stand 41, (the Calder Pig), is nationally recognized for it's unique "California-style" design. Built in 1941, it still continues in business today.
Notes from the artist:
"Eat a pig sandwich" pulses the red neon sign above the bright Coca-Cola ensign. The Pig Stand #1 was the first Drive-in restaurant in the world built in Dallas in 1921. This painting of Pig Stand 41 is on their menu. It's also been featured in "Reminisce Magazine", "Down Memory Lane" and on Collector CD "tins".
I wanted to feature my first new bicycle, a "middle weight" Columbia. See if you can find the Mad Magazine and the "caped crusader". Collectible Automobile Magazine was very helpful in rendering the classic Gullwing '59 Impala convertible as well as the '57 Dodge and the '53 Buick Skylark. My son Bryan put me at the counter with a cup of coffee.
Other Pig Stand innovations were "curb service" and coining the term "car hop". Kids would take your order by hopping on the running board of your "classic car" ... of course it wasn't a classic then!
Description by the Artist
Watch this video presentation by the artist describing the painting process, the research, and the hidden trivia in the painting.
Puzzle Sold Out!
The original painting is 36x24" on masonite panel, completed in 1992.
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