Blowing A Fuse

Artist:Harry Ekman
Date:1940s-50s
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:24" x 30"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Pin Up Art - Likely for The Shaw-Barton Calendar Company
Price:Sold
Full view of oil on canvas pin-up painting

Full view of oil on canvas pin-up painting

 

The artists signature lower left

The artists signature lower left


Framed view

Framed view

An unabashedly pure cheesecake situational pin up painting by Harry Ekman likely for The Shaw-Barton Calendar Company of Coshocton, Ohio. In this summertime sizzling scene, a pin up dream--clad only in the skimpiest negligee--finds herself at the fuse-box. The combination of the model's attempt to keep cool with only a fan and her revealing see through outfit on a hot summer night have proven too much for the circuit breaker to handle, causing the system to blow a proverbial fuse. This style of unapologetic over the top pin up art really resonates with today's collectors and this is a fresh to the market fabulous example. Ekman studied under Gil Elvgren, and the similarities in style are quite apparent.

Verso view of untouched canvas on original pine stretchers

Verso view of untouched canvas on original pine stretchers

 

Detail

Detail

A preliminary sketch of this, the finished painting offered here can be seen in The Great American Pin-up book, plate #337 on page 155 shown below.

Harry Ekman images from The Great American Pin-up, note sketch of this painting lower right

Harry Ekman images from The Great American Pin-up, note sketch of this painting lower right



 

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