House Party

Artist:Edward Moritz
Date:1961
Medium:Oil on canvas-board
Dimensions:Sight size 13 3/4" by 16 3/4" Framed 23 1/2" by 27"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Paperback cover art for House Party, Beacon Books
Price:$4500.00
Full view of oil on canvas-board cover painting

Full view of oil on canvas board

 

the artists signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

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As it appeared as a paperback book cover, included in sale

Framed and silk matted behind glass in period art deco frame

Framed and silk matted behind glass in period art deco frame

Pulp and paperback artist Edward Mortiz created this sultry blonde in full on hot mess mode for the cover of the 1961 Beacon Books title House Party by Dominique Napier. This literary gem which tells the story of a "wild, wife-trading weekend in Connecticut" comes from the absolute zenith of sleaze paperback popularity, the slug on the back cover promises a wild ride for readers "answering a question deeper than morality!" Painting is handsomely framed and a genre-defining example of this ribald popular culture art form. A complete very fine condition copy and an artist's proof cover copy of the title are included in the sale.

Detail

Detail

Frame profile corner view

Frame profile corner view



 

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