I love old signs. There's always a story in them. I think of them as a sign of the times -- told through type, materials, design and more. When I visit a city or small town, stores with old signs are the things I seek out. This one is one of my favorites. I first saw it over 20 years ago in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. Added bonus -- the WHIZ glows at night.

- Maura Allen

Whiz Burger

Acrylic painting on wood
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on side

14" h x 8" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Maura Allen
Denver, Colorado

Getting to Know Maura

Maura’s work borrows techniques from pop art and subject matter from Western art to create a new genre in itself. “The way story and cinema, song and symbol, landscape and legends combine and contribute to our real and imagined view of the West is my focus,” says Maura. She starts each piece on location–rodeos and ranches–looking for iconic shapes that will translate well into her pop pieces. Maura continues, “In my studio, working on wood panel, glass and steel, I combine ‘Old West’ elements like vintage wallpaper designs, typography and other symbols with those modern day Western moments resulting in a confluence of old and new, historic and modern.” Drawing on inspiration from greats like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, Maura’s pop-Western fusion paintings make a bold statement.