Petty Girl Presentation Drawing

Artist:George Petty
Date:1940s - 50s
Medium:Colored pencil on artist's paper
Dimensions:Sight size 4 1/2" by 6 3/4"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Drawing by George Petty given to his friend the artist Robert Bushewicz
Price:Sold
Matted view of artwork

Matted view of artwork

Signature in pencil lower right

Signature in pencil lower right

An original George Petty - Petty Girl small presentation pin-up drawing which was given to the Michigan area artist Robert Bushewicz a friend and colleague of Petty's. In this well rendered colored graphite rendering, Petty choose to recreate one of his most iconic Petty Girls, this image first appeared in the pages of Esquire magazine in 1939, a young Hugh Hefner, upon seeing this work has later said in interviews, it was this image specifically that inspired him to start Playboy Magazine and his empire of Playboy Bunnies.

Full view

Full view

Drawing is neatly matted and framed under glass.

verso view of sheet removed from framing

Verso view of sheet removed from framing



 

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