From Here To Eternity

Artist:Ed Valigursky (attributed)
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 17" Framed 18" x 25"
Original Use:Illustration for Saga Magazine
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of gouache painting
Above: Detail
Above: Framed view behind glass in handsome wood gallery frame

The 1953 film "From Here to Eternity" is interpreted in this artwork for the men's magazine market, and given a lurid slant well suited for the sweats. This well rendered unsigned gouache on illustration board painting comes from a collection of works that are believed to be published works from the early years of Saga Magazine, a lurid title that thrived in the post-war pulp men's market of the early 1950s. The work is attributed to Edward Valigursky who worked for Saga in the 1940s and 1950s.

Above: verso view before framing
Above: Verso notation
Above: Full view of illustration on board before framing

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 40s-50s."


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