Spill The Wine

Artist:Fritz Willis
Date:1971
Medium:Oil on canvasboard
Dimensions:Sight size 24" by 30" Framed 27 1/2" by 33 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art for Herald's Casino - Reno, Nevada
Price:$9500.00
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature middle left

The artist's signature middle left

The pin-up painting as it appeared in calendar form

The pin-up painting as it appeared in calendar form

A large, sultry original published pin-up calendar painting by the prolific and important American artist Fritz Willis. Willis was the last true star pin-up artist of the old guard, when illustrative pin-up reigned supreme in Men's magazines and advertising calendars. The artist worked during the very tail end of the genre's popularity. Showcasing a near-nude sex kitten, sipping chianti in heels, opera gloves and silk stockings with the artist's trademark aura of bored sophistication. The Willis girl had no pretense of innocence, no oops moment or pursed lips, in many regards she was a creature of her time and stands as a time capsule when viewed today.

Full framed view

Full framed view

Detail

Detail

Verso view

Verso view

This oil on canvas pin-up painting was commissioned by the Brown & Bigelow calendar company for a premium 1971 promotional calendar for Harold's Club Casino - Reno, Nevada. The calendar had four Fritz Willis images, our wine sipping swinger appeared as the front January - March calendar page. This artwork is in very fine condition and framed in a handsome, high-end, linen-edged, silver gallery frame.



 

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