The Chicago Stock Exchange Building designed by Adler & Sullivan was erected in 1893-94 at the corner of LaSalle and Washington Streets in what is now Chicago's Loop.
The Trading Room was decorated with stenciled canvas applied like wallpaper. The stencils were rich in color and complex in design. Seven of 15 designs are publicly documented which range from a frieze above mahogany paneled walls to wallpaper covering truss, beam and ceiling coffers.
Fair Oak Workshops graphic artist Russ Billington has remastered two of the stencil designs and giclee prints on canvas are exclusive to our website.
The Upper Beam Stencil was our first remastered design, see below:
On the left is our remastered print; on the right is an original fragment which sold at auction for $37,500 in 2010. The dramatic difference is our interpretation of the original colors versus the over 100 year old faded colors of an actual canvas fragment. Our Upper Beam Stencil has a palette of 18 colors that were interpreted from an original stencil fragment in our collection.
Then our artist remastered the more difficult Truss Frieze Stencil, see below:
On the left is our remastered print; on the right is an original fragment currently at auction with an estimated sale price of $30,000 - $50,000! Again note our interpretation of the original colors versus the over 100 year old faded colors of an actual canvas fragment. Our remastered Truss Frieze Stencil print has a palette of 34 colors!
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