Nikki in the Hayloft

Artist:Bill Randall
Date:1956
Medium:Gouache on board
Dimensions:Sight size 16" x 23" Framed 27 1/2" x 35"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:September 1957 "Randall's Date Book" Illustration for Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company
Price:$5500.00
main view

full view of gouache illustration

 

signature view

the artists signature

 

This fall themed, rural Americana cheesecake pin up illustration graced the September 1957 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. With a rhyming quip that reads "Nikki's cute in playsuits, or in a skirt and sweater. But, shucks--As far as I'm concerned, the less she wears, the better!" Inspired by the classic pin up photograph of Jane Russell in the Howard Hughes film "The Outlaw," Randall shows off a curvaceous farmer's daughter hiding in a hayloft during the late summer harvest. Handsomely framed and silk matted behind glass with a printed calendar page of the image included in sale.

Published calendar page of Nikki

Published calendar page of Nikki

 

Framed view

Framed view

 

full view

Full view of gouache on board before framing,with Kemper-Thomas printers notations



 

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