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    Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)
    Smoke Screen, 1958
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 in.
    Signed lower right

    The IRI Collection

    This painting was reproduced as figure 253 in Gil Elvgren All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1999.




    Condition Report*: UV examination reveals professional varnish; there appears to be no evidence of inpainting or strengthening and the painting is in excellent condition.  Framed to an overall size of 36.25 x 30 inches.
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