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    Original Artwork of Katharine Hepburn on a piece of the 1923 Hollywood sign. Original Artwork of Katharine Hepburn on a piece of the 1923 Hollywood sign. This stunning artwork is by world-renowned artist Bill Mack, being a mixed media, acrylic and oil depiction of Katharine Hepburn. Making this piece extraordinarily unique, in addition to its majestic beauty, is the fact that the artist used a piece of the metal facing from the original 1923 "Hollywood" sign as his canvas. The original "Hollywood" sign was taken down in 1978 and stored (a more durable sign was erected replacing the weather-worn original). In 2007, Mack bought the nearly 90-year-old sign and began infusing it with new life by transforming it into one-of-a-kind works of art. The panel was restored to carefully preserve the patina resulting from decades of exposure to the elements, including paint fade, rust and other defects. The artist underpainted the image in acrylic and finished it in oil. When completed, the paint was aged with an oil base toner and preserved with a clear urethane. The painting is mounted on a rigid backing accentuating the original holes drilled in the metal created to relieve wind resistance. Artwork measures 26 x 32 in. (outer frame dimensions are 38.5 x 44 in.) Signed by the artist in lower left. A remarkable piece of art created from one of the most recognized monuments of the 20th Century, symbolizing the best from Hollywood's golden age. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    July, 2013
    28th Sunday
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