The Squeeze

Artist:Harry Barton
Date:1955
Medium:Tempera on board
Dimensions:Sight size 14" by 20" Framed 28 1/2" by 34 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Ace Double Novel D-123 The Squeeze
Price:Sold
Full view of tempera cover painting

Full view of tempera cover painting

 

The artist's  signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

This underworld, barroom image shows a head-turning femme fatale with the sort of bad-girl good looks that spell bad luck, this pulp fiction paperback cover painting was deftly painted by Harry Barton in 1955 for the cover of the Ace Double Novel The Squeeze. As the tag line announces this unlucky redhead..."Played With Death To Get The Man She Wanted". In pristine condition, handsomely silk matted and framed behind glass and ready to hang. A remarkable and defining tempera paperback cover painting, a complete edition of the published book is included in the sale.

As published as the cover of Ace Books paperback  "The Squeeze," included with sale.

As published as the cover of Ace Books paperback "The Squeeze," included with sale.

Framed and silk matted in period gallery grame

Framed and silk matted in period gallery grame


Frame profile corner view

Frame profile corner view

Verso view with publication notations

Verso view with publication notations



 

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