The Art of Pin-up. 40th Ed.

$49.99

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2024.

ISBN: 9783836588119 Categories: ,

Description

Since TASCHEN released The Great American Pin-up, international interest in this distinctly American art form has increased exponentially. Paintings by leading artists such as Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Gil Elvgren that sold for $ 2,000 in 1996 are going for $ 200,000 and more today. Pin-up-drawings, paintings, and pastels of an idealized female face and figure intended for public display-was produced between 1920 and 1970 for calendars, magazine covers, and centerfolds. The majority of original paintings were discarded by publishers and calendar companies after printing, making the surviving art that much more precious.

This attractively priced edition showcases the top 10 names in the game. Each chapter opens with a reproduction of an original calendar or magazine cover by that artist. The reproduction quality of the paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches that follow-largely sourced from the original art-invites the viewer to trace the brushstrokes, while the exquisite period calendars, vintage prints, and original model photos document the artists’ creative process. Much of these ephemera were photographed on-site at the historic Brown & Bigelow Company, home to the world’s largest archive of vintage pin-up calendars.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 15 August 2024
Number of pages 512
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.6 x 21.7 cm
Weight 300 g

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