Description

    GILLETTE ELVGREN (1914-1980)
    Original Pin-up Art
    Claws for Alarm (Rude Awakening: Caught in a Pinch), 1958
    Oil on Linen
    30in. x 24in. (sight size)
    Signed middle left: Elvgren

    This playful platinum blonde bears more than a passing resemblance to Marilyn Monroe. The expression on the young lady's face is priceless and really sells the gag. This painting is reproduced on page 113, figure 263 of Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups. There are a few surface stains at the left and right edges of the canvas, but they do not affect the central image. Elvgren's handling of light and reflected color shows the influence of his mentor, Haddon Sundblom.

    Keywords: pin up, pin-up, glamour, girl, tease, cheesecake


    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    29th Friday
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