Teen-Age Terror

Artist:James Alfred Meese
Date:1958
Medium:Oil on masonite panel
Dimensions:Sight size 23 1/4" by 33" Framed 30" x 40"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Fawcett Gold Medal Giant Book - Teen-Age Terror
Price:$8500.00
Full view of oil on gesso masonite panel

Full view of oil on gesso masonite panel

The artists signature lower right

The artists signature lower right

The painting as it appeared on the cover of The Fawcett Gold Medal Giant paperback title of 1958, Teen-Age Terror

The painting as it appeared on the cover of the 1958 Fawcett Gold Medal Giant paperback Teen-Age Terror

The aptly titled Teen-Age Terror shows a lurid, youth gone wild, over the top image of a highly sensationalized girl gang initiation. In this oil-on-masonite cover painting, American illustrator James Alfred Meese captured the moral panic over juvenile delinquency that was a focal point of American culture in the 1950s, most notably explored in films like Rebel Without a Cause and Blackboard Jungle. The work was created as the cover of a purported "true crime" expose into "the inside story of juvenile delinquency told in actual cases of violence and sex," and the image is a masterpiece of scandalous pulp-fiction paperback art.

Detail

Detail

Framed view

Framed view

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile

Pack of paperback slug line text

Back of paperback slug line text

verso view before framing

verso view before framing



 

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