Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade

Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade.

Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade


PRESENTING a  VERY RARE Pair of EXTREMELY LARGE Mid-Century Oil on Boards…..painted by British Artist, Les Dykes……….featuring a pool hall scene and an arcade scene from circa 1950.

The paintings are in GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION.

 

The First Painting is of a Pool Hall with various ‘characters’ playing pool, smoking, etc in classic 1950’s attire.Reminiscent of a scene from the original ‘Hustler’ Movie.

The Second Painting is of an ‘Amusement Arcade’ with Change Booth, Slot Machines and Pin Ball Machines….with Bikers outside with their motorbikes…..against in classic 1950’s decor and style.

Each is signed on the lower left hand side.

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THESE PAINTINGS ARE ONES FOR THE BOYS!!

PERFECT FOR YOUR POOL ROOM, DEN OR MAN CAVE!!!

 

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An amusement arcade (often referred to as "video arcade" or simply "arcade") is a venue where people play arcade gamessuch as video gamespinball machines, electro-mechanical gamesredemption gamesmerchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables. In some countries, some types of arcades are also legally permitted to provide gambling machines such as slot machines or pachinko machines. Games are usually housed in cabinets. The term used for ancestors of these venues in the beginning of 20th century was penny arcades.[1]

Video games were introduced in amusement arcades in the late 1970s and were most popular during the golden age of arcade video games, the early 1980s. Arcades became popular with children and particularly adolescents, which led parents to be concerned that video game playing might cause them to skip school.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amusement_arcade

 

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billiard/billiardspool or snooker hall (or parlour/parlorroom or club; sometimes compounded as poolhallpoolroom, etc.) is a place where people get together for playing cue sports such as poolsnooker or carom billiards. Such establishments often serve alcohol and may have gaming machinescard gamesdartsfoosball and other games on the side.

In North America in the 1950s and 1960s especially, pool halls in particular were perceived as a social ill by many, and laws were passed in many jurisdictions to set age limits at pool halls and restrict gambling and the sale of alcohol.[1] The song "Trouble" in the 1957 hit musical The Music Man lampooned this prejudice (even contrasting carom billiards, requiring "judgement, brains, and maturity", versus pool, said to be a gateway to laziness, gambling, smoking and philandering).[2] Public perception had changed considerably by the 1990s.

Pool halls necessarily feature prominently in the novel and film The Hustler, and their sequel book and movie, The Color of Money, as well as other pool films such as Poolhall Junkies and Shooting Gallery. The historic depth of American pool halls and their subculture was touched on in The Color of Money in various ways, including dialogue extolling the virtues of particular landmark venues, the disappointment at discovering one such hall's closure, a comment that regulars at a well-known hall "never leave the street" it is on, and the return of a pool hall janitor in The Hustler as a hall owner decades later in the sequel.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiard_hall

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YOU WILL NOT FIND ANOTHER PAIR OF PAINTINGS LIKE THESE .... FINE ART THEY ARE NOT .... BUT THEY ARE THE PERFECT DECORATOR'S PIECES FOR A MAN CAVE!!

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Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade.

Provenance: From a Pool Hall in the UK.

Dimensions: Each is 76" Wide x 40.5" Tall.

Condition: Good original condition...one or two very minor losses of paint.

Price: $5,800.00 (Pair). Sale Price Now: $3,999.00 (Pair)

Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade