French Alley

Artist:Rudy Nappi
Date:1956
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 22" Framed 27" X 33"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for French Alley Paperback - 1956
Price:$9500.00
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

French Alley - 1956 (included in sale)

French Alley - 1956 (included in sale)

Bold, large and provocative, a sensational scandalous paperback cover painting by Rudy Nappi which was created for use as the cover of French Alley by Matthew Clay. Part of the Star Novels series of digest sized paperbacks released by Publication House, NYC, this steamy novel follows the proclivities of three young attractive women who endure heartbreak and discover rapture in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The artist really excelled at this sort of depiction of down-on-their-luck bad girls, and this in particular is a commanding example - the big easy indeed! Handsomely silk matted and framed in a fine Larson-Juhl wormwood frame with mid-century aesthetic.

From the Bob and Diane Yaspan Collection, a high grade copy of the paperback accompanies the painting.

Detail

Detail

Framed view

Framed view

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile



 

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