Boris Lankovsky

Title:  Sixty Eight  New York City

Artist:  Boris Lankovsky (Russian, 1891-1943)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Size: Painting: 21” high x 15” wide.  Sign: 18” high x 23” wide.

Date: Circa late 1920s – early 1930s.

Signature: Signed lower right.

About:  Boris Lankovsky (1891-1943) was a self-taught artist from Estonia, Russia. This pair includes an oil on canvas and a sign, portraying a speakeasy. A speakeasy, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the U.S. during the Prohibition era (1920-1933).

Item  B50

 

 

B50 Lankovsky 86 Bar & Grill Web 1b Painting

 

B50 Lankovsky 86 Bar & Grill Web 1c Sign

 

B50 Lankovsky 86 Bar & Grill Web 1e Back Painting

 

B50 Lankovsky 86 Bar & Grill Web 1f Back Sign