Hotel Sherman Laundry (complimentary laundry bag) by Julio de Diego

Hotel Sherman Laundry (complimentary laundry bag) by Julio de Diego

Hotel Sherman Laundry (complimentary laundry bag)

Julio de Diego

Title

Hotel Sherman Laundry (complimentary laundry bag)

 
Artist

Julio de Diego

  1900 - 1979 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
screen print 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 15" image size 
Signature
signed in the screen, in image, lower left 
Edition Size
n/a 
Annotations
in the screen: "Hotel Sherman / Laundry / Randolph - Clark - Lake - and La Salle Sts - Chicago / Please place laundry list inside this bag" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove paper bag 
State
published 
Publisher
Hotel Sherman 
Inventory ID
JEJA161 
Price
$350.00 
Description
This screenprint by Julio deDiego is on a paper bag, an advertising for the Hotel Sherman laundry, to be used by guests for their laundry needs. The Hotel Sherman was a majestic hotel located at Clark and Randolph Street in Chicago. It was rebuilt over 5 times between 1837 and 1980. and was the famous site for a mob conference with Al Capone in 1926 which ended with the Hotel Sherman Treaty between the gangs and was attended by the police. The site is now the State of Illinois' Thompson Center with the Dubuffet sculpture "Monument With Standing Beast" at the famous corner.