The interior of Fairman’s Wallpaper & Paint Company on Fullerton and Centre Ave in Pittsburgh Hill District. There were counters and tables and chairs where customers could sit and look through wallpaper books. In the 1940’s, Fairman’s distributed wallpaper books and made catalogs for other paperhangers and for hardware and department stores in small towns. The books were put together by the family. They chose the patterns from the manufacturers’ samples. Bigger samples of wallpaper were showcased in a display on the wall. Each year the sample books were changed to make room for new patterns. I was allowed to take the old books upstairs and cut and paste the paper to make art work.
Fine Art, Giclee Print on Canvas, 14 x 14 in.
Each painting is custom made as orders are received. All giclee re-creations are hand-signed by the artist. They arrive ready to hang. The artist will apply some hand painting to the canvas, to enhance the image and add to its individuality.
Original media: Acrylic on Canvas, original size 24″ x 24″. The price of originals from this series is between $2,000 – $4,000. If you are interested in purchasing the original, contact the artist.