Lot 30: Set of Four Murals from Binion's Westerner, Las Vegas.
Hand-painted large murals from the walls of Binion’s former "The Westerner" casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The set of 4 murals are painted in the WPA style, and depict various scenes of the American Frontier West: miners with misbehaving mules, Conestoga wagons on the prairie, pioneers with oxen, and of course, a stagecoach robbery. They work very well together or could be used separately and still make a great statement. They are unsigned, though appear to have possibly been painted by two different artists. All four are oil on canvas, mounted to board. Four feet high and twelve feet wide, each measures 48” x 144 1/4". Two are framed to 146 3/8" x 50 1/4"; the other two are unframed.
The famous Benny Binion of Fort Worth and Dallas fame (and later Las Vegas), opened "The Westerner: Saloon-Gambling House-Restaurant" on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas in 1950. A Western-themed casino, it was just next door to the iconic Pioneer neon cowboy. Binion sold it in less than a year to open his soon-to-be famous Horseshoe Club.
Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 11, 2016