Bad News

Artist:Ed Valigursky (attributed)
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 12" x 18" Framed 19" x 25"
Original Use:Illustration for Saga Magazine
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of gouache illustration painting
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in fine gallery frame

From the post-war men's magazine market of the early 1950s comes this striking and mesmerizing original gouache on board. Though unsigned, this is attributed to Edward Valigursky, and comes from a collection of works that were used as interior illustrations in early issues of the men's magazine title Saga. This is a classic men's magazine image, with pulp fiction working girl heroine who is clearly, as they say, bad news. This is a classic depiction of a noir, bad-girl, femme-fatale.

Above: Detail
Above: Full view of illustration on board prior to framing
Above: Verso view before framing
Above: Verso detail

We have not been able to locate the exact usage or date of publication for this illustration, but one of the pieces from this collection had a label on the back of the original frame that read "Attributed to Valigursky - For Saga Magazine 40's -50s."


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