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    GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980)
    Claws for Alarm (Rude Awakening; Caught in a Pinch), 1958
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 in.
    Signed center left
    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 was reproduced as figure 263 in Gil Elvgren All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996.


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    Condition Report*: There are a few surface stains at the left and right edges of the canvas, but they do not affect the central image.
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    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    18th Thursday
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