I'll Say So

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1940s
Medium:Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:29" by 39" Framed 34" by 44 1/4"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar art for Brown & Bigelow
Price:Sold
Full view of pastel on illustration board

Full view of pastel on illustration board

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

Detail

Detail

The artwork as it appeared in mutoscope card form (included in sale)

The artwork as it appeared in mutoscope card form (included in sale)

A fresh-faced and fresh to market large format pin-up pastel illustration by the father of American pin-up, Rolf Armstrong, titled I'll Say So. This flirtatious bathing beauty darling is one of the artist's most iconic and popular enduring images. Created at the zenith of Armstrong's artistic powers, this sassy brunette has a laser beam of a smile, and a sarong that nods to Armstrong's love affair with Hawaii. Never before on the market, I'll Say So is a pin-up for the ages. Pastel is handsomely framed and properly lined under glass. A Brown & Bigleow manufactured mutoscope card of the image is included in the sale. The artist and the posed setting of I'll Say So was featured on the cover of Salute Magazine in March of 1948, a high grade edition of the magazine is also included in the sale.

Full framed view in handsome gallery frame

Full framed view in handsome gallery frame

Salute Magazine, March 1948 (Included in sale)

Salute Magazine, March 1948 (Included in sale)

Detail

Detail

Detail of handsome gallery frame

Detail of handsome gallery frame

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing



 

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