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    GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980)
    Peek-a-View, Louis F. Dow Company calendar illustration, 1940
    Oil on canvas
    29 x 23 in.
    Faintly signed lower right

    This painting-certainly one of the most iconic and beautiful early pin-ups by the master we've ever seen-was reproduced as a full page/figure 104 in Gil Elvgren - All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1999. Not only is this painting an absolutely great example by Elvgren, it is one of the most famous and reproduced pin-up paintings of all time by any artist.

    Condition Report*:

    Re-lined canvas; stretcher creases faintly visible; scattered light abrasions with light paint-loss on the extreme edges; 2-inch linear scratch on the lower left corner; faint 8 x 4-inch scratch on the upper left and top edges; a 3 and 2-inch faint scratch on the lower right stretcher edge; a 2-inch faint scratch on the center right stretcher edge; several dime sizeed areas of in-painting on figure's torso and upper right thigh; otherwise in good condition. Not framed.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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