The Ear Inn: Signed, limited-edition print of a Great Good Place of New York
One of the Great Good Places of New York, the Ear Inn of the West Village is one of the oldest bars in New York, in business "since 1817," as the sign says. Long known as the Green Door, the place was christened "The Ear Inn" in 1977. According tho the Ear's website, this "name was chosen to avoid the Landmark Commission’s lengthy review of any new sign. The neon BAR sign was painted to read EAR, after the musical Ear Magazine published upstairs."
This art is featured in my book Bars, Taverns and Dives New Yorkers Love, available here.
Designed by artist John Tebeau, this handmade, three color print is silkscreened on 16" by 20" heavyweight archival, acid-free paper, each one signed and numbered as part of a limited edition of 100. Perfect size for a standard frame.
The paper itself is made by the French Paper Company of Niles, Mich., a family business since 1871, using only hydroelectric power. Wow!
Prints will ship in a sturdy flat mailer free of charge in the USA.
A framed version is also available (for New York City pickup only), in a thin black metal frame.