Mel an I bought these about 4-5 years ago and I always planned to do something with them. Back when we purchased them we did not know Carlo, Gill or Bunnell. But today after digging through the garage and fighting many spiders I pulled them out of moth balls. I was just sitting there thinking what I should do with them and noticed a signature…….Bunnell! I was soo excited to see that signature. It was like when you wash your clothes and stick your hand in your pocket and find a wad of cash. Oh happy day!
These are in sad shape from years of sitting and getting knocked around, but that’s nothing a little paint can’t fix!
I am guessing that “hand printed in oils” means that they were silk screened in oils by the artist Bunnell or maybe a silkscreener????
After some cleaning and scrubbing and a little spray paint these cleaned up nicely. I had to JB weld the metal part that separated from the frame. I am not sure where I will hang these yet but we do want to keep them in our collection. I love Bunnell and I am always on the hunt for pieces by him. The main artists we focus on collecting are Carlo, Gill, Bunnell, Erich & Shirrell Graves. Everyone has their favorites and those are ours.
We also have these really cool desert Bunnells. These were our first two purchased.