Item & Subject-Matter: Vintage ca 1968 George Crionas (listed artist) “Track Bum” limited edition, pencil-signed, titled & numbered #162/300 clown/bum/hobo & horse racing-themed lithographic print from an original watercolor painting entitled. Print is framed-under-glass, with frame and matting beautifully complementing the print.
***Attention to detail is exceptional, with imagery depicting: A “gentleman” clown at the horse race track reading the Santa Anita Raceway Daily Racing Form. He is dandily smoking a cigarette in a cigarette holder. In the background is a jockey astride a racehorse, the grandstands bleachers, and a waving track flag. Within a bubble caption above his head appears three (3) Santa Anita Racing ‘Win’ betting tickets stubs. Each ticket is dated “April 4, 1968".
Artist: George Crionas (1925-2004); best known for figure and portrait (clowns in particular); lived/active Michigan
*Pencil-signed “George Crionas” in lower right-hand corner
*Pencil-titled/captioned “Track Bum” in lower center edge
*Pencil-numbered “162/300" in lower left-hand corner, indicating its limited edition status
Format: Lithographic print
Age Period: Vintage - ca 1968 (late-1960s) - determined by the date “April 4, 1968" which is referenced on the racing tickets
*Frame - 31"W x 37 & ½”H
*Image (portion that is visible through the glass and not hidden beneath matting) - 19"W x26"W
*Imagery is spectacular, remaining richly, vibrantly colorful and vividly crisp
*Frame & glass are both excellent