Shakespeare Dopey Vintage Fishing Lure

Shakespeare Dopey Vintage Fishing Lure

by Mike Pitzer, 2019

Early in July of 2019, Lynn and I drove over to Carmel-by-the-sea and Monterey looking for galleries where my work might do well in. One of the galleries we stopped at hadn’t even opened yet, but the work was so amazing. Lynn went in and started talking with the owner, Thomas Cushman. He and his partner have an amazing eye for art. After talking with Thomas for about a half hour he suggested that I send him a link to my work. I did and an hour later he responded saying he really liked my work, especially the lure. Also, he was going to send the link to his partner, but… he warned me that she was not really into “paper” media (I guess that’s what drawings on paper are called)… anyways, it got me thinking that I’d like to draw another one of my Dad’s lures.

I did, this 1950’s Shakespeare Dopey Fishing, it’s about 40″ x 30″. I’d love to know the name of this if anyone who fishes might know. I’m thinking it’s Luxon or that vintage. … Kim Shonk (Witherspoon) nailed it, it’s a “Shakespeare Dopey” from around the ’50s. =-)

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts (my Facebook friends). Oh, and if your do make it to Carmel-by-the-sea, ask Thomas at the Gallery MAR if he has any “Pitzer’s”? lol

  • Title: Shakespeare Dopey Vintage Fishing Lure
  • Artist: Mike Pitzer
  • Medium: Graphite, Colored Pencil on Paper
  • Image Size: 30″ T x 40″ W
  • Signed & Dated: 2019
  • Series: “Happy Art”
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