In 2011, I made a few paintings of the large billboards on Ashland near Division.
I loved their darkness against the sky and the bright yellow restaurant below them.
Recently, the yellow paint was stripped off of that building revealing a sign for 5 cent hamburgers.
I was painting a lot of covered signs in 2011, but was unaware that this was one of them.
This was another painting of a covered sign at that same intersection. It was on a former Washington Mutual bank. The bank failed and was closed, but the large outdoor sign remained and was wrapped up in white vinyl. A different kind of covering than the 5 cent hamburger sign, but interesting just the same.