Description

    Peter Driben (American, 1902-1968)
    Catching the Thief, Detective Yearbook magazine cover, 1949
    Oil on board
    25 x 20.75 in.
    Signed lower right

    PROVENANCE:
    The Estate of Charles Martignette;
    Heritage Auctions, February 11, 2011, lot 78080;
    Private collection.

    In addition to its original publication as the cover for Detective Yearbook, 1949, a portion of this painting was also published as a vintage digest cover for Hard Boiled Mistress by E.T. Keating (Magazine Village #7, circa 1949) and it was much later reproduced as the CD cover for the 2003 album Wild Love by the rockabilly group The Rockats.

    This painting was also reproduced as figure 316 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996.


    Condition Report*:

    Heavy varnish layer; repaired abrasion in lower right corner; two abrasions along lower left edge and corner, and upper right and left hand corners; moderate edge wear; 1" linear scratch in center of blue background; otherwise in good condition.  Not framed.

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