Description

    PATRICK NAGEL (1945-1984)
    Original Magazine Story Illustration
    Acrylic on board
    Playboy, 1976/ Playboy Advisor
    8.75in. x 5.5in. (sight size)
    Not signed
    Inscribed on reverse: Sept '76 Pat Nagel "PB Advisor"

    The Nagel woman defined the 80s -- her sultry figure, her simplistic lines, her distant look. Nagel's art could be seen on the cover to Duran Duran's Rio album, on advertisements, in the pages of Playboy, and in a series of extremely popular prints and posters that found their way into almost every neighborhood in America. Nagel's influence can still be seen in graphic arts today.

    This provocative illustration, published in the Playboy Advisor column of the September 1976 issue of Playboy, clearly demonstrates Nagel's influences from Japanese art and art deco.

    Before his untimely death at the age of 38, Patrick Nagel reinvented the pin-up with his art deco inspired style. He attended Pasadena's Art Center School of Design, then Chouinard Art Institute, and in 1969 received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton.

    Keywords: cartoon, humor, playboy, erotic, painting, ink, drawing


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    29th Friday
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