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Iconic Huge Newport Beach Bar Painting "The Arches 1922-1987" by Michael Bryan



This giant sized, monumental, (unframed - no frame required) contemporary, original acrylic on canvas painting is an abstract rendering of the bar area of The Arches, an iconic Newport Beach, California watering hole and restaurant which was established in 1922 on Pacific Coast Highway and was a favorite of Hollywood stars, national politicians, renowned athletes and other celebrated famous persons for over 80 years. This is the actual, one of a kind, original painting which was created by Michael Bryan in 1987 and hung in the bar until it closed. It features the motto, "The Joy of Life is Living it". Replacement cost of this painting is $35,000.00 Michael Bryan was born in Chicago in 1947. Bryan has received numerous awards and has been the official artist of major Newport Beach events, such as the Toshiba Classic Golf Tournament and the Newport Beach Film Festival, as well as the Long Beach Grand Prix. He is active and currently resides in Laguna Beach, California. Painting measures 10 feet (120") long x 52" high x 2" deep. Painting weighs 30.5 pounds.I LP


  • Creator
    Michael Bryan (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Width: 120 in. (304.8 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Tustin, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0009-SW1stDibs: LU4033311977711

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