When Pat Goes out to Play

Artist:Bill Randall
Date:1954
Medium:Gouache on board
Dimensions:Sight size 16 1/2" x 23" Framed 27 1/2" x 35"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:January 1956 "Randall's Date Book" Illustration for Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company
Price:S O L D
Main view of Pat, gouache on board

Main view of Pat, gouache on board

 

The artist's signature, upper right

The artist's signature, upper right

 

Published January 1956 calendar page

Published January 1956 calendar page

This lighthearted cheesecake pin up illustration graced the January 1956 page of Bill Randall's wildly popular "Randall's Date Book" 12 page calendar series. For his "Date Book" commissions, Randall played off the success of the Brown & Bigelow Calendar company's yearly Artist Sketch Pad pin up calendar, while adding his own charm and whimsy. Work is handsomely framed behind glass in a fine state of conservation with a published calendar page included in the sale.

In this particular image, a Marilyn Monroe inspired blonde braves the weather in only boots, earmuffs and a scarf, because, as the quip explains "The weather may be frigid, but when Pat comes out to play, the temperature starts rising and the snow just melts away."

Framed view

Framed view

 

Kemper Thomas date stamp and notations

Kemper Thomas date stamp and notations



 

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